The 7 - Hockey - Quinneville hired to coach Colorado
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StaggerLee Scrapple Level: 140 Posts: 1619/6258 EXP: 32610236 For next: 676251 Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 6 days Last activity: 1 day # 1 Posted on 13.7.04 0157.57 Reposted on: 13.7.11 0157.58 http://www.coloradoavalanche.com/news/currentdetails.asp?ID=227 Joel Quenneville will return to the franchise he began his NHL coaching career with in 1994-95 as the fourth head coach in Colorado Avalanche and 12th in franchise history. Tony Granato, who has been the head coach for the last season and a half, will work along with Jacques Cloutier as assistant coaches to Joel Quenneville. Any Avalanche fans wanna chime in on this? Seeing as he was so underwhelming here in St Louis, I found it hard to imagine he would get a head coaching job with a pretty decent team, I always figured he would latch on someplace like New York, or someplace else where the talent wasnt performing or they had a lot of young players. Promote this thread!
wmatistic Andouille Level: 87 Posts: 106/2170 EXP: 6274125 For next: 118674 Since: 2.2.04 From: Austin, TX Since last post: 12 days Last activity: 1 hour
AIM: # 2 Posted on 13.7.04 0730.52 Reposted on: 13.7.11 0734.27 Underwhelming? Dude, he was an awesome coach and St. Louis is retarded for letting him go.
StaggerLee Scrapple Level: 140 Posts: 1622/6258 EXP: 32610236 For next: 676251 Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 6 days Last activity: 1 day # 3 Posted on 13.7.04 1404.04 Reposted on: 13.7.11 1410.18 If you have talent like the blues went out and got, and all you can manage is ONE confrence final appearance out of it, that isnt being a GREAT coach.
JayJayDean Scrapple Level: 125 Posts: 1381/4718 EXP: 22011458 For next: 442769 Since: 2.1.02 From: Seattle, WA Since last post: 7 days Last activity: 5 hours
Y!: # 4 Posted on 13.7.04 1441.00 Reposted on: 13.7.11 1447.07 In his (or his record's) defense, the West was STACKED at the time, what with Colorado, Detroit, and Dallas up there every year.
dunkndollaz Banger Level: 96 Posts: 1296/2547 EXP: 8729752 For next: 259067 Since: 3.1.02 From: Northern NJ Since last post: 7 days Last activity: 1 day # 5 Posted on 13.7.04 1518.47 Reposted on: 13.7.11 1518.50 I would have gladly taken him to be our coach in NY though I am not unhappy at all with the lifting of the interim tag from Tom Renney.
Socks Landjager Level: 60 Posts: 743/888 EXP: 1763037 For next: 9751 Since: 25.6.02 From: Ottawa Since last post: 758 days Last activity: 371 days # 6 Posted on 13.7.04 1806.52 Reposted on: 13.7.11 1807.55 Originally posted by wmatistic Underwhelming? Dude, he was an awesome coach and St. Louis is retarded for letting him go. He was underwhelming...he is no different of a coach then Jacques Martin. The Avs took a step forward in replacing Granato, but they aren't going anywhere soon.
wmatistic Andouille Level: 87 Posts: 107/2170 EXP: 6274125 For next: 118674 Since: 2.2.04 From: Austin, TX Since last post: 12 days Last activity: 1 hour
AIM: # 7 Posted on 13.7.04 2032.44 Reposted on: 13.7.11 2032.44 Originally posted by StaggerLee If you have talent like the blues went out and got, and all you can manage is ONE confrence final appearance out of it, that isnt being a GREAT coach. As someone else said, the Conference had some awesome teams and the blues never went out and got even a decent goalie. And if you're going by those standards, when have the Blues ever had a "great" coach, considering they've never won it all?
Net Hack Slasher Banger Level: 100 Posts: 2372/2805 EXP: 10085714 For next: 268718 Since: 6.1.02 From: Outer reaches of your mind Since last post: 3526 days Last activity: 1946 days # 8 Posted on 18.7.04 0140.30 Reposted on: 18.7.11 0140.37 I'm surprised Granato stayed on as an assistent... Quenneville is a big media darling in these parts, but I haven't seen too much of him to warrent such praise.
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