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Joel Quenneville | Center

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (56) / 9/15/1958
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200

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Coach Joel Quenneville isn't concerned with Chicago's sluggish start to the year offensively.
"We feel it’s just a matter of time," he said. "We've had a couple of games where we had two or three goals in a game when we easily could have had five or six. It's still early. But one thing we don't have to worry about too often is production." Chicago ranks 23rd in the NHL with 2.33 goals per game, but they also sit first in the league with 38 shots for per contest. Oct 29 - 1:06 PM

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Joel Quenneville was frustrated with his team's performance on Saturday night.

The Hawks lost to the Blues, and the coach wasn't thrilled with his team's effort. "We’re giving up some late goals in periods there," Quenneville said. "We didn’t generate a lot, it was tight. A couple turnovers there in the middle of the ice didn’t need to happen, and it resulted in their play and their winning goals. It was hard to watch."
Source: CSN Chicago
Oct 26 - 10:38 AM

Blackhawks' coach Joel Quenneville said that his team's performance against Buffalo on Saturday was "night and day" compared to the season opener against Dallas.

On Thursday night against Dallas, Chicago had only three shots on goal through 26 minutes. The Hawks were much better against the Sabres on Saturday. "Across the board, we were 100 percent better than we were the other day. Today put us back on the right track." Even though the Sabres are probably the worst team in the NHL, Chicago was dominant tonight. They are definitely Stanley Cup contenders again this season.
Oct 12 - 10:13 AM

Based on the odds provided by online oddsmaker Bovada, the Chicago Blackhawks are the favorites to win the Stanley Cup in 2015.

The Blackhawks have 13/2 odds, with the defending champion Los Angeles Kings ranking second at 9/1. Boston rounds out the top three (10/1) while Anaheim, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis are tied for fourth with 12/1 odds. The least likely to win the Cup (all at 75/1 odds) are Buffalo, Calgary, Florida, and Nashville. Obviously, we have a lot of hockey ahead of us, so all predictions need to be taken in the proper context.
Sep 2 - 2:25 PM

Jamie Kompon has decided to leave his post as the Chicago Blackhawks' assistant coach.

Kompon is reportedly expected to serve as the head coach and general manager of the WHL Portland Winterhawks instead. Kompon won the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2013 with the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks respectively. He just completed his second season with the Blackhawks.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jul 9 - 9:32 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks have hired Jimmy Waite as their new goaltending coach.

Waite had a 3.35 GAA and .871 save percentage in 106 career NHL games. He's the brother of former Blackhawks' goalie coach Stephane Waite. "I'm very excited to come back to the Chicago Blackhawks, the team that drafted me in 1987," said Waite. "I look forward to working with Corey (Crawford) and Antti (Raanta), and to help contribute to the success of this organization."
Source: CSN Chicago
Jul 8 - 9:32 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks are going into the unrestricted free agent period with their hands tied.

Chicago is right up against the salary cap, which makes it difficult for Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman to make even a mid-level signing. Chicago might attempt to address their needs via the trade market though.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jul 1 - 8:42 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired the 20th and 179th picks in this year's draft from San Jose for the 27th and 62nd picks.

The Blackhawks must love someone on the board who they think wouldn't get to them at 27. Stay tuned.
Jun 27 - 9:12 PM

With the 27th overall pick, the Chicago Blackhawks know they're not going to get a guy that will play in the NHL in 2014-15.

That being said, Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman is comfortable having his prospects slowly work their way up through the system, especially given the depth that Chicago already has. "It's a decent draft; there are players we like," Bowman said. "We have a pretty good recent history of finding players who weren't highly touted going in. We're not picking early so not expecting that impact player to come in and play for or team. But if we do our job, we'll find players throughout the draft."
Source: CSN Chicago
Jun 27 - 9:19 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks will reportedly play against the host Washington Capitals in the 2015 Winter Classic.

If that's true, then this will be Chicago's third outdoor game and the second time they've participated in the Winter Classic. It will, however, be the first time that they've been the visiting team in an outdoor contest.
Jun 20 - 12:03 PM

Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville remained upbeat about his team after their elimination.

Chicago lost to Los Angeles in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final. "I couldn't be more proud of our guys, the way we competed in tough situations, down 3-1 (in the series) and one shot away from trying to do it again," Quenneville said. "We were pretty close to getting to the big dance. Look how close we were, how competitive it was. It's a tough league. Tough thing to do, to win the Cup." Chicago is likely to stay competitive for many years to come as their core is still pretty young.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jun 3 - 9:14 AM

Both the Kings and the Blackhawks have ridiculously great records when facing elimination.

Something has to give Sunday night in Chicago when the two clubs face off in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals to determine which team will play the Rangers for the Stanley Cup. The Hawks are 5-0 when facing elimination in games 5-7 of series over the past two postseasons. The Kings are 6-0 when facing elimination this postseason alone and 2-0 in elimination games on the road. What is even more remarkable is that the 19 Kings' players who are slated to play Sunday night are a combined 64-2 over their careers in Game 7s. This should be a classic contest. Make sure you tune in.
Jun 1 - 9:14 AM

The Blackhawks have faced a 3-1 series deficit in each of the past three post-seasons, winning one series and losing two.

The Hawks will try to stay alive Wednesday night down 3-1 to the Kings with Game 5 at the United Center. In 2011, Chicago fell behind three games to none versus Vancouver and were able to tie the series, but lost Game 7 in overtime. In 2012, Phoenix cruised to a 3-1 series lead over the Hawks and although Chicago won Game 5, the Hawks dropped the series 4-2. Last year, Chicago fell behind 3-1 against the Detroit Red Wings, but the Hawks came all the way back to win the series in seven games and go on to win the Stanley Cup.
May 28 - 7:56 PM

With Chicago down 3-1 in the Western Conference Final, Joel Quenneville is naturally preaching a one-game-at-a-time mentality.

"Go back and just think the one game, get momentum and look at it like that," Quenneville said. "We'd like to come back here but that's the thought process: don't think of anything more than (Game 5). Let's be excited about being at home and try to get the momentum back." The Blackhawks won't have a tough time sticking to that philosophy given that they know that one more loss would end their season. Chicago overcome a 3-1 deficit against Detroit in 2013 and they have largely the same team this time around, so these guys know what they have to do to dig themselves out of this hole.
Source: CSN Chicago
May 27 - 9:51 AM

With the series shifting to Los Angeles, Chicago Joel Quenneville will not have the last line change.

He will not be able to match up his top line, featuring Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa and Bryan Bickell against the Kings' top unit of Anze Kopitar, Marian Gaborik and Dustin Brown as he had done in the first two games in Chicago. Quenneville did acknowldege not having Toews play against Kopitar as much as he would like would be a challenge. Of defending the Kopitar line, Quenneville had the following to say: "We’ll see. I know that will be challenging, whether we have Toews out there, defense. A lot of guys are going to get exposed to them one way or another. We’ll see." The strategy involving line match ups is always interesting to watch.
May 24 - 9:27 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jonathan Toews
2Brad Richards
3Andrew Shaw
4Marcus Kruger
5Joakim Nordstrom
LW1Patrick Sharp
2Brandon Saad
3Bryan Bickell
4Daniel Carcillo
5Phillip Danault
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Kris Versteeg
4Ben Smith
5Jeremy Morin
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Niklas Hjalmarsson
4Johnny Oduya
5Michal Rozsival
6David Rundblad
7Adam Clendening
8Trevor van Riemsdyk
G1Corey Crawford
2Antti Raanta