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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman decides fate of Joel Quenneville and Stan Bowman


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TJ Tucker
June 9, 2024  (9:05)
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman
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With several teams looking for coaches and executives, the NHL has made a decision on the future of Joel Quenneville and Stan Bowman, who are currently suspended

With hockey still being played in the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs, several teams have already made decision on coaches and executives for the 2024-25 season. There are still a few looking for replacements in each category, which bring an update on the status of two who have been suspended.
Both coach Joel Quenneville and GM Stan Bowman resigned from their positions after the Kyle Beach assault investigation was concluded. Quenneville and Bowman were with the Blackhawks at the time, although Quenneville had since moved on and was coaching the Florida Panthers. At the time, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said both would have to speak to him personally to have their eligibility to work in the league restored. Bettman updated reporters on that recently and said Quenneville and Bowman won't be back any time soon.
"Gary Bettman says Joel Quenneville and Stan Bowman remain ineligible to work in the NHL. Says he still 'has to consider' if or when that might change."

There's little question Quenneville would be employed with days or even hours should he be reinstated. He is considered a championship NHL coach who knows how the get the best out of his players. Bettman did say that both Quenneville and Bowman have reached out about being allowed back in the league.
"NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on former Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville and GM Stan Bowman's status with the league: 'They're both not eligible. They both reached out seeking an opportunity to come back. It's something I have to consider.'"

Quenneville resigned from the Panthers in 2021, saying the Blackhawks let Kyle Beach down, and that "I own my share of that."
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman decides fate of Joel Quenneville and Stan Bowman

Should Joel Quenneville and Stan Bowman be allowed to work on the NHL again?

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