Blackhawk Nation: An Open Letter to Joel Quenneville

December 17th, 2010 by Mary Ann Reitano Leave a reply »
Dear Coach, 

How goes it?  It seem like just yesterday we were all laughing along with you as you pulled toilet paper off the trees in your front yard.  Well, Coach, there isn't much laughing going on these days, in fact, the complete opposite to be honest.  June almost seems like it was a mean trick played on us by Fate.  Not much seems to be working right this year.  

I know, I know, we all knew that it was going to be tough going with the salary cap and losing a bunch of guys in the off-season but I think the guys have had enough time to start gelling as a team. I'm probably going to get hell for this, but someone has to say it: the guys seem like they have lost their passion.  Some may still have it yet collectively, as a team something is missing. 

Game after game the finger gets pointed at the offense, then the defense, then goal-tending, etc.  Then, as if that weren't enough, then we have injuries piling up on injuries and guys moving back and forth from Rockford so often that I-90 should be adding a lane of traffic stenciled with "HAWKS ONLY."

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