Quen­neville canned by Blackhawks, Col­li­ton pro­moted

StarMetro Vancouver - - DAILY LIFE - Jay Co­hen

CHICAGO—JOEL Quen­neville knew the deal. Af­ter three Stan­ley Cup ti­tles and nine play­off ap­pear­ances with the Chicago Blackhawks, the long­time coach fig­ured this was a big sea­son for him.

“I only think we’re in the win­ning busi­ness and we bet­ter win,” Quen­neville said on the first day of train­ing camp.

Two months later, it was over. The Blackhawks fired Quen­neville on Tues­day, end­ing a wildly suc­cess­ful run that re­turned the fran­chise to the top of the NHL af­ter years of heartache.

As­sis­tants Kevin Di­neen Joel Quen­neville led the Chicago Blackhawks to three Stan­ley Cup vic­to­ries.

and Ulf Sa­muels­son also were let go. Jeremy Col­li­ton moves from Chicago’s Amer­i­can Hockey League af­fil­i­ate in Rock­ford, Ill., and is now the NHL’S youngest head coach at 33.

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