New York Rangers Tied to Very Controversial Head Coach

Published May 2, 2023 at 11:15

The Quenneville Controversy

Joel Quenneville, who hasn't coached for two years, is undeniably connected to the 2010 Blackhawks scandal. Many feel that his presence in the league is shameful.

Despite this, Quenneville's coaching prowess cannot be denied, with three Stanley Cup wins to his name. The New York Rangers, recently defeated in the first round by the New Jersey Devils, seem to view him as their top candidate to turn things around.

Rangers Pursuing Quenneville

Quenneville's experience coaching Artemi Panarin and Patrick Kane, as well as his Stanley Cup-winning track record, make him an attractive option for the Rangers. Frank Seravalli reports that the team is indeed targeting Quenneville:

Seravalli said he expects a coaching change with the Rangers.

Mentions there's open speculation Quenneville could land there if cleared by the NHL.

However, Quenneville's role in the 2010 Chicago scandal continues to cast a shadow, and both Gary Bettman and the NHLPA must clear him before he can coach again.

Reactions to a Potential Quenneville Hiring

If Quenneville is cleared and hired by the Rangers, controversy will certainly follow. But if the team secures a Stanley Cup victory, fan outcry may be minimal. For those directly impacted by the 2010 Blackhawks scandal, though, this decision would be seen as a significant betrayal.

Ultimately, the outcome rests on the decisions made by Bettman and the Rangers organization.

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New York Rangers Tied to Very Controversial Head Coach

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