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Waiting On Joel Quenneville's Future With The Chicago Blackhawks

04/01/2018 at 2:42pm EDT

from Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times,

Quenneville has two-years and about $12 million left on his contract, but his future is unclear. While general manager Stan Bowman has hiring and firing power, a decision of this magnitude can really only come from team president John McDonough. McDonough’s not the type to make rash decisions, and Corey Crawford’s injury would seem to give cover for both Quenneville and McDonough; after all, what team could lose its star goaltender for 47 games and still contend?

But McDonough has been conspicuous in his absence lately. He has declined repeated requests from the Sun-Times and other outlets for interviews over the past month, with the team saying this week that he won’t speak publicly until after the season. If Quenneville were definitely returning next season, McDonough could have ended the speculation easily at any point over the past two months. Every day that passes without a vote of confidence only fuels that speculation.


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