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Joel Quenneville's return to the NHL granted by Kyle Beach

Published May 15, 2024 at 7:19

In a recent twist within the NHL, Kyle Beach, a former prospect for the Blackhawks, has expressed his support for ex-Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville's return to coaching. This development follows a period of upheaval triggered by allegations against Blackhawks video coach Brad Aldrich that had significant implications for the league and particularly for Quenneville.

According to a statement released by Anna Quenneville on her social media.

My father has received the blessing from Kyle Beach to coach again

The tweet, which can be seen here

Underscores a pivotal moment as Joel Quenneville contemplates his future in the sport.

The decision on whether Quenneville can return lies with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, who has yet to provide a clear directive on this matter. The coaching landscape is ripe with opportunities, notably with the Toronto Maple Leafs, a team Quenneville has ties to from his early coaching days in St John's Newfoundland as an assistant.

The potential of Quenneville taking up a role with the Leafs has sparked discussions among fans and analysts. His experience is seen as a valuable asset that could elevate the Leafs to new heights. However, the competition for the coaching spot is stiff, with names like Craig Berube and Todd Mclellan also in the mix, both of whom bring considerable expertise to the table. Further details can be found on the ongoing speculation here

As the NHL community waits for a resolution, the narrative around Quenneville's potential reinstatement adds a layer of complexity to an already intricate saga. With his legacy and future on the line, the hockey world watches closely as the next chapter in this story unfolds. For more discussions on this topic, follow this link

As Quenneville awaits the decision from the NHL, his readiness to return to the bench remains a topic of keen interest and debate across the sports community.
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