Showing love for the man with the ‘stache


Mustache rides for everyone!

This idea was suggested by loyal reader, DVX. In a previous thread, he posted this:

“We have spent so much time on this site bitching and badmouthing the coaches, GMs and owners of every Chicago team on this site, and all Joel Quenneville has done is guide this team to three Stanley Cups in six years.”

I don’t think many of has doubted Joel Quenneville often over the years. I will admit, in 2009 and 2010, I was going bat shit crazy because he kept going to Cristobal Huet in net rather than Antti Niemi. As time passed, he figured it out and the rest is history.

In 2008, Qunneville took over just a few games into the season after Denis Savard was fired. It marked the end of an era where the Blackhawks would do nothing but hire coaches who use to play for the Blackhawks. Before that, I experienced the likes of Daryl Sutter, Dirk Graham, Bob Pulford (multiple times) and Trent Yawney. I know that makes some you guys throw up in your mouth, especially the last two. I actually liked Sutter (and still do), but the rest were awful.

Joel Quenneville has won Stanley Cups with different assistant coaches and while the core of the team has remained intact, the role players have changed in each one. Do some of his lineup changes drive us nuts? I would say so, but I have learned to stopped doubting why he decides to play Kris Versteeg rather than Bryan Bickell. And that move actually paid off in the final three games against the Lightning.

He’s going to the Hall of Fame. He is third all-time in wins as a head coach and he will surpass that next year. Scotty Bowman is the all-time leader with about 500 more wins. If Quenneville coaches another 10-15 years, he will pass that.

We should be very lucky to have this guy, especially after all of the other names of past coaches in my lifetime that I named. And of course, mustaches equal championships, my frendts.

11 Responses to “Showing love for the man with the ‘stache”

  1. CubsBearsSoxSuck Says:

    By Cracky!

  2. CubsBearsSoxSuck Says:

    Happy Fathers Day guys. If your cooking out, try one of these!

  3. dvxprime Says:

    A former Hartford Whaler? We call that “paying your dues.”And thank you FroDog for the shout out. I have to tell y’all: the Black Hawks Stanley Cup run was maybe the only thing that’s been keeping me going lately.

  4. Fro Dog Says:

    CS, how dare I forget to add the “By Cracky” to every reference to his mustache in the post? I’m awful.

    DVX, yes, he was a Hartford Whaler. That’s actually where he met his wife. And by the way, when are you paying a visit back to the Midwest?

  5. dvxprime Says:

    Not any time soon…but my sister (a big-ass WWE fan) keeps watching for when they bring events to the Chicago/Rockford area. If she gets word of one, I will make the trip and we can hook up.

  6. Fro Dog Says:

    Funny you mention that. They’ll be here in two week. Sunday, the 5th, they are in Rockford. On the 6th, it’s Raw in Rosemont. I plan on being there and somewhere near the front row, as usual. Chucky wants another Larry Horse sign and he will get that.

  7. dvxprime Says:

    I’m going to be home for Christmas…if there’s a WWE show in the area, I’ll let you know when we’ll be in the area.

  8. chucky Says:

    Fro…..YOU’RE MY HERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll somehow be watching!

    Sorry I’ve been away. I lost my internet connection for awhile. But look out now…….I’M BACK, AND MORE PISSED OFF THAN EVER!!!!!!!!

  9. Fro Dog Says:

    Good to see you back. I need a sign idea for the Larry Horse one. I am going to be in a very similar seat like last year. I was thinking something along the lines of “Larry Horse is my father”, but if you have any other suggestions, let me know.

  10. chucky Says:

    How about something like “Larry Horse for Raw GM”? That sounds pretty good to me.

  11. Fro Dog Says:

    I am sticking with the “Larry Horse is my father” sign. I think that would get a better reaction. I am sure Boers would laugh his ass off the next day on the radio if someone tells him that.


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