May 29, 2010
1. Battling Byfuglien. What kind of impact will Dustin Byfuglien have in Game 1? Will Joel Quenneville match him up against Chris Pronger? 2. Neutralize speed. The Montreal Canadiens were the Flyers' quickest opponent in the playoffs thus far. Chicago's speed is a different animal. 3. Lights-out Leighton. Michael Leighton cannot afford a slow start against the Blackhawks, who will likely pound the Flyers in shots. - Frank Seravalli
June 2, 2010
Joel Quenneville has spent his entire coaching career guiding Western Conference teams, so his Wachovia Center experience is limited. In 13 seasons as a player, however, he surely remembers some infamous trips to the Spectrum. "They had a lot of guys that some nights, depending on the score, [games] would get ugly," Quenneville said. "It got ugly a few times. But back in the day, there were a lot of long nights. When I say long nights, there could have been five-on-fives [fights] or bench-clearing brawls, but that's a thing of the past.
October 17, 2008 |
Denis Savard was fired as coach of the Chicago Blackhawks yesterday and replaced by Joel Quenneville. Yesterday morning, Savard, a Hall of Fame player and one of the franchise's most popular figures, got the word from general manager Dale Tallon that he was out. Quenneville has coached the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche, and his first game as coach of the Blackhawks is tomorrow at St. Louis. He was signed by the Blackhawks as a pro scout in September. In games last night: At Atlanta, Martin Brodeur had 27 saves for his 97th career shutout and Brian Rolston scored before getting hurt in New Jersey's 1-0 victory over the Thrashers.
May 9, 2012 |
CHICAGO Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said Tuesday that, despite rumors, he has no plans to head to the Montreal Canadiens, where friend and former Blackhawks assistant general manager Marc Bergevin is now the GM. "I think over the last few days there was some speculation on other things that were going on about here in Chicago and me being somewhere else, and first and foremost, I'm excited about being here in Chicago," said Quenneville, who...
May 28, 2010 |
There aren't a lot of questions about Chicago's roster heading into the Stanley Cup Finals. One variable is whether Blackhawks left winger Ben Eager will have the chance to play in front of the Flyer fans who once cheered him. Eager has played in the last nine consecutive playoff games for Chicago as coach Joel Quenneville has taken advantage of his physical presence. Eager led Chicago with 120 penalty minutes in 60 games this season. Quenneville was making forward Tomas Kopecky his healthy scratch in the San Jose series.
October 20, 2008 |
Patrick Sharp had two goals and an assist and the Chicago Blackhawks won for the first time under new coach Joel Quenneville, beating visiting Vancouver last night, 4-2. Quenneville took over behind the bench on Thursday after Denis Savard was fired following a 1-2-1 start. On Saturday night in St. Louis, in Quenneville's first game, the Blackhawks blew a 3-1 lead and lost, 4-3, in a shootout. Patrick Kane added a goal and two assists, Brent Seabrook also scored and Cristobal Huet made 28 saves for his first victory with Chicago.
July 8, 2004 |
Joel Quenneville was hired yesterday to coach the Colorado Avalanche, replacing Tony Granato, who will become his assistant. Quenneville was the coach of the St. Louis Blues from January 1997 until this February, when he was fired during a 4-12 slump. Quenneville said he had been in contact about openings with several teams this summer - just not the one that hired him. "This came about so quickly yesterday - I'm cutting the grass in the back yard and here I am sitting in front of everybody when Colorado wasn't even an idea," Quenneville said.
February 28, 2013
Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp said coach Joel Quenneville has played a key role in the team's record-breaking start. The Blackhawks have at least one point in each of their first 19 games and will put that streak on the line Thursday night in St. Louis. Patrick Kane is among the league leaders with 10 goals and 14 assists. Goalie Corey Crawford has a terrific 1.50 goals-against average, and backup Ray Emery has won his eight starts. Defensemen Niklas Hjalmarsson and Brent Seabrook are near the top of the NHL in blocked shots.
January 7, 1997 |
Call it a tossup between two hot teams and two good goaltenders. Mike Richter extended his unbeaten streak to 16 games and the New York Rangers their home unbeaten streak to seven with a 2-2 tie against the visiting Colorado Avalanche last night. At the same time, the Avalanche, playing without several star players, improved its current unbeaten streak to seven (5-0-2) in the opener of a four-game road trip. "We're continuing to improve and we haven't played our best hockey every night," said Richter, of Flourtown, who is 14-0-2 in his last 16 games.
May 10, 2008 |
Citing a difference in hockey philosophy, the Colorado Avalanche and head coach Joel Quenneville have parted ways after 3 seasons. Quenneville, who had a 131-92-23 record, was let go in what the team termed a mutual parting. Avalanche general manager Francois Giguere said the decision was reached after meeting with Quenneville this week, and philosophical differences in playing styles emerged. "You have to merge your philosophy on how to play with the players that you have," Giguere said.