I know that I could have gone with Brent Seabrook or Patrick Sharp or even Corey Crawford for the fourth person on this list, but the more time I spent looking at this Blackhawks team I realized the best person to represent this team on Mount Rushmore would be the hall of fame coach who turned them into champions.
Joel Quenneville might not have gotten the proper ending he deserved in Chicago, but he does for sure deserve this. Quenneville is the second-most winningest coach of all-time in the NHL, and that is in large part thanks to his time with the Chicago Blackhawks. In his 11 years with the Blackhawks, Quenneville had 452 wins, the most of his career with a single team. While his career is not done, as he currently coaches the Florida Panthers, he will go down in history for his time in Chicago.
No one face sums up the Blackhawks of the 2010s quite like Coach Quenneville. Whether it be him yelling on the bench at the refs or his post-game press conference where he gave very vague answers, Quenneville will always have a special place in the Blackhawks heart.
When you think of the 2010s and the Blackhawks’ success how do you think the Blackhawks are going to celebrate that ten years down the line? Will we be seeing numbers being retired or will Chicago be adding a new statue?