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Looking for a 'fresh start,' Blackhawks fire 3-time champion coach Joel Quenneville

Looking for a 'fresh start,' Blackhawks fire 3-time champion coach Joel Quenneville

As Joel Quenneville made clear countless times during his decade with the Blackhawks, NHL coaches are in the winning business.

After a remarkable run that included three Stanley Cup championships, the inability to win enough finally caught up to him.

The Hawks fired coach Joel Quenneville on Tuesday and named 33-year-old Jeremy Colliton to replace him, making him the 38th coach in franchise history.

Quenneville, 60, is the second-winningest coach in the histories of the Hawks and the NHL. He went 452-249-96 with the Hawks, behind only Billy Reay’s 516 wins. He’s 890-532-77-137 overall, behind Scotty Bowman’s 1,244 victories.

The team also fired assistant coaches...

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