Rumor: Montreal Canadiens Interested in Joel Quenneville

On Sunday night, Hockey Night in Canada gave the hockey world the following:

So we can apparently add Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville’s name to the list of candidates in Montreal. Whether or not he would leave Chicago is up for grabs, but HNIC certainly put the rumor out there for discussion.

12 thoughts on “Rumor: Montreal Canadiens Interested in Joel Quenneville

  • May 7, 2012 at 1:51 am

    We loosing brains….

  • May 7, 2012 at 8:16 am

    I don’t want Quenneville to leave. He is not the reason for the last two years early exits. Bowman is. But Bowman isn’t going anywhere right now unfortuantely. But let’s say that they offer Carey Price for Joel Quenneville. Do you turn that down??

  • May 7, 2012 at 11:39 am

    You don’t have to turn anything down, steve. There is no way under the CBA for a team to be compensated for a leaving front office member or coach. So scratch any trade ideas that would send Q to Montreal.

  • May 7, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    If Q gets shipped to Montreal, I’m assuming that Haviland will take over the role of head coach right? I mean I don’t necessarily want him to go, but obviously him and Bowman aren’t seeing eye to eye. Q blatantly picks favorites, and I imagine the constant line changing is frustrating for the players. Havi knows the players, and he did very well last year when Q was in the hospital.

  • May 7, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    If Q goes to Montreal, the first call I would make would be to Ted Nolan.

  • May 7, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I still would love to know the real story behind trading John Scott. Seems at the time that it might have been a Bowman/Q battle. Q playing him…Bowman wanting Q to play someone else…Bow trades Scott…I guess Q will play someone else now. I understand Scott was well liked in locker room. Just had a baby. Not any salary issue for moving him. Why trade him, versus putting him in the press box on a nightly basis, except for the line described above?

  • May 7, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Totally agree with you. It was obvious that Q’s man-love for Scott was becoming a problem and getting allot of attention from those of us who recognize 32 in clown shoes didn’t even belong in the NHL. Bowman had to’ Q proof’ the roster so he would be forced to play someone else…Q tried and tried and tried again not to play Lepisto, but injuries dictated he must… Earlier when Kruger went down I thought he’d give Pirri a look…nope…Then Q got the last laugh by sitting Mayers for Morrison..
    So – instead of trading players, picks , prospects… switching line combos every 2 shifts, bringing guys up and down just to sit and have coffee…Cure the cause and not the symptom…!Q! Pleeease, Montreal take him, I too would help him pack and He can take his swedish meat monkey Kruger with him to hold his hand on the plane…

    -Havi – Head coach / deserves a look…maybe Granato…(home town boy, 5th among actives in win %) is a thought.
    -Adam Oates – assistant + PP coach …any second line center and PP/PK player would learn allot from this guy.
    -Someone / Anyone other than Kitch – assistant coach
    -Pirri – Second line center
    Suter – Spend the f’n money (ps this would’nt be second pairing money…Keith would)
    PSS – What about that goal coach in Nashville? Jim Korn that dude rocks! just a thought or two?

  • May 7, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    I feel the problem in large is that Q and Bowman are having a pissing contest, both trying to do things their way instead of collaborating and excepting facts. Like LenerT said earlier Q force-feeding Scott into the lineup was ridiculous as he has no skill or speed and doesn’t belong in hockey and Pirri not getting enough opportunities to prove himself just doesn’t make sense. One thing Q has done well IS the contest line changing, I know it was probably frustrating for the players but without enough true centers and left wingers it is tough to find the right line combos and I thought Q did a good job managing with that. Still I think when the Hawks get their depth back it’ll be much more stable in Chi-town which will help the Hawks make another run through the playoffs to bring the Stanley Cup back to Chicago.

  • May 8, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Forget Havi……..

  • May 8, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Now Q can bring in another friend of his.

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