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Twitter left stunned after Blackhawks fire Joel Quenneville

Joel Quenneville

The Chicago Blackhawks made a stunning decision on Tuesday to fire longtime head coach Joel Quenneville following the team’s 6-6-3 start, and you may have trouble finding people who agree with the move.

While the Blackhawks finished 33-39-10 last year and missed the playoffs, that was the first time they failed to reach the postseason since Quenneville was named the head coach in Chicago back in 2008. They also won three Stanley Cup titles under Quenneville, who was the longest-tenured coach in the NHL.

Quenneville was the second-winningest coach in Blackhawks history, and the list of reasons why people believe the 60-year-old deserved to keep his job goes on and on. Here’s a sampling of how shocked sports fans and media were:

Assuming Quenneville wants to continue coaching, he should not be unemployed very long. There will be plenty of teams in the NHL that are willing to fire their current head coaches if Quenneville wants to lead them.

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