Watch: Blackhawks Honor Joel Quenneville

If you were at the United Center on Tuesday night you were part of the crowd that, on behalf of Blackhawks fans everywhere, got to thank Joel Quenneville for his incredible tenure as the head coach of the Blackhawks.

If you were watching at home in Chicago, you didn’t see the video tribute. You only got to see the final few seconds of the ovation, in fact, because the local network didn’t carry the tribute. Fox Sports Florida did, however.

Either way, here’s the full emotional video tribute to Q.

The best.

15 thoughts on “Watch: Blackhawks Honor Joel Quenneville

  1. Halfway thru game
    The team that played last night looks ready to play.

    The team that didn’t does not.

    Guess who is coaching which?

    Side note: Great tribute to Q.
    Anybody know if Stan Bowman was in the bldg?
    They showed everybody else on TV.

  2. I was at the game and just now found out that this was not shown on television in the Chicago market. Disgraceful. I had the feeling at the game that there was some effort to put Q’s coming back distanced from the celebration of Kane’s accomplishment. However, I never thought they would not show the Q tribute on TV in Chicago.

    That’s bad juju right there.
    A good portion of the postgame talk with players and with Q centered on Q’s return. It was very important to a lot of people.

    All in all I kind of think the Blackhawks organization, who get totally slobbered on by everyone talking about how first class they do things, could have made this a little more “Q-Centric”. I realize he’s no longer the coach, but he was largely responsible for three Stanley Cups.

    Bite your pride and give the guy the respect he, and the fans, deserve. The video tribute was nice. But those first class guys who run the organization have jobs largely due to the efforts of Joel Quenneville and his teams. Just my opinion.

  3. So you believe Blackhawks organization told NBCsports that they had to go commerical break instead of showing it? That NBC sports had no choice in the decision and thus went to a commerical break?

    B/c that what would had to happen for it’s to be the Hawks fault as opposed to NBCsports fault.

  4. Panthers TV showed tribute in it’s entirety.
    My gut told me to switch channels at the 5 min commercial break for one reason:

    Hawks pregame is always telecast on the Center Ice package. (Great way to watch the entire league.)
    Anyway, no pregame was telecast last night on the Blackhawks Center Ice feed.

    So I smelled a fish at the 5 minute mark.

    IMO, that blows the NBC argument out of water.

    The Hawks coulda negotiated something with NBC.
    They only had since Q signed with FL to do it.

  5. So reports are coming out that NBC blew it by not showing the Q Tribute.

    They are even apologizing for it.

    who can answer the following?
    Was Stan Bowman anywhere to be found during the Tribute?

    We saw Rocky, McDonough, and other members of the brass on TV.
    But no Bowman.

  6. Absolutely Disgraceful they did not show it on TV after the tenure he had. Blame falls on the Hawks with this one. Reminds me of old management that wouldn’t even put the home games on TV.

  7. Absolutely Disrespectful they did not show it on TV after the tenure he had. Blame falls on the Hawks with this one. Reminds me of old management that wouldn’t even put the home games on TV.

  8. I really think this oversight was caused by a combo of things. While it wasn’t necessarily the team’s fault, it was certainly their responsibility to strongly suggest to their media partner that they were going to do the tribute during a commercial break. This has been the team’s stance since Rocky took over the franchise. Mend fences with the alumni.

    We all know that the NBC parent (Comcast) is driven by the almighty BUCK. NBCSports-Chicago probably wasn’t thinking when they decided to play a flippin’ ad instead of showing the tribute. So let’s spread the blame around here. It was a major faux pas on the part of the Hawks management, and a really poor decision by NBC Sports – Chi for one of their showcase teams.

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