Joel Quenneville breaks his silence since being fired and what comes next

The Chicago Blackhawks took fans by surprise on November 6th, 2018, when they fired head coach Joel Quenneville. A coach that brought 3 Stanley Cups to Chicago in 2010, 2013 and 2015. He has finally broken his silence regarding being fired and what fans have to expect next.

After staying out of the spotlight since his firing his November, Quenneville returned behind the bench for a brief period to coach the Blackhawks alumni at a charity event this past weekend at Willowbrook Ice Arena.

He was interviewed by WGN TV's Dan Roan and the second winningest coach while in Chicago had this to say.
I think in our business there's not too many surprises anymore. I was privileged to be in Chicago for 10 years. It's part of the business, I understand all that. I know when I exited other places, the bitterness, the animosity was at a different level. And here the memories were so special and so good, and the people were so special to me and my family that it was tough, but they made it all like... I never [had the opportunity to] thank the fans since I left, but I've got nothing but appreciation and admire all they've done and supported our team and our experience in Chicago.
In December of last year, Quenneville was linked to be the next head coach for the Philadelphia Flyers and that seemed to have fell apart. A lot of people are wondering if Quenneville will ever take another coach position since his contract with the Blackhawks doesn't end until 2019-20 and could sit out another season and collect his $6 million.
It's been a while now since we've been behind the bench, so I think there'\s an appetite as we go along here to get back into the game, Quenneville stated. I try not to watch as much Blackhawks as I used to, but I watch most of the games. It's been a great race and it's going to be fun to see how it all plays out. We're in no hurry right now. We'll see how things transpire in the offseason. We'll have to think about it and we'll see.
Do you see Quenneville taking another coaching position in the offseason or will he sit out?

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