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Chicago Blackhawks’ Quenneville Putting Passion On Display

By Keith Schultz
Jan 26, 2016; Raleigh, NC, USA; Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville reacts from behind the bench against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 5-0. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 26, 2016; Raleigh, NC, USA; Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville reacts from behind the bench against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 5-0. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports /
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Joel Quennevillethe coach of the Chicago Blackhawks since 2008, is one interesting guy. But there is one thing he likes above anything else, and that is winning.

Coach Q has had some seriously great moments as coach of the Blackhawks that have been captured forever in our social media age, and we are not talking about him lifting the Stanley Cup (which has also been great). We are talking about him blowing a gasket and turning different shades of red, whether it’s on the bench or at a press conference.

Last night, for the second time in three games, the Chicago Blackhawks had a goal wiped out for what seemed like a pretty bogus goalie interference after a coach’s challenge. Last night it appeared Brandon Mashinter had scored the opening goal of the game, but a review waved off the goal because the refs ruled Dennis Rasmussen had interfered with the goalie.

The goalie interference call has become a head-scratcher, just like the completed catch call in the NFL.  So, for the second time in three games, a goal call got reversed even though both goals looked good. Here is what Coach Q had to say after the game last night, which is classic Coach Q.

The Chicago Blackhawks coach really lost it in Arizona last week over a call that was even worse than last night’s.  Coach Q blew up on the bench and even ended up getting called for a bench minor, which ended up resulting in a powerplay goal for the Coyotes.  Coach Q’s blow up after the call was great, though.

Of course, the Chicago Blackhawks coach hasn’t just had blowups this season. He’s had a couple really classic blowups in the past. The best one had to be in the opening round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, when the ’Hawks were in an overtime battle against the St. Louis Blues and it appeared that the Blues had shot the puck out of play and should have received a delay of game penalty. But the refs didn’t rule it in the Chicago Blackhawks’ favor, and Coach Q did something he’ll never be able to forget.

Of course, Coach Q has had some fun moments yelling behind the bench and his own sayings like “peanut butter.”

Chicago loves passionate coaches like Mike Ditka and Joel Quenneville. It shows they care about their team winning, which fans will definitely support. Hopefully the ’Hawks’ bad run on goal reversals ends during the regular season and the ’Hawks don’t face this type of adversity during the postseason.

What do you think of Coach Q’s blowups? Let us know in the comments.

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