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Major rumor involving Joel Quennville's NHL return has been confirmed

Published April 24, 2024 at 5:19 PM
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Former Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville recently appeared on The Cam & Strick Podcast to discuss the situation involving former video coach Brad Aldrich. While you can find a detailed breakdown of the interview with Matt Carlson, let's focus on Quenneville's desire to coach again and a major rumor that has been confirmed.

With an impressive 969 wins to his name, Quenneville broke the silence of rumors and confirmed he will be attempting to make an NHL return, he feels that he deserves another chance to coach in the NHL.

He's been closely watching teams outside the playoffs, hinting at potential coaching opportunities.

Although he didn't name specific teams, he expressed interest in several, saying,


"One day I feel like I'm done coaching, and the next day, I'm eyeing a team thinking, 'I'd love to work with them.'"

Quenneville mentioned approximately 10 teams he believes he could lead to success. Currently, 10 teams are officially out of playoff contention, with some Western Conference teams having better records than struggling Eastern Conference teams.

Potential destinations for Quenneville include teams like the San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks, and Columbus Blue Jackets, all of whom have faced challenges this season. While a return to the Blackhawks seems unlikely due to HR policies, other teams like the New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres, who recently changed coaches, could be options.

In a league where coaching changes are frequent, Quenneville's experience and success make him highly sought after.

Wherever he ends up, Quenneville's return to coaching is bound to make waves in the NHL.

Source: TheHockeyNews
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