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Joel Quenneville

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Grade: A
If the Blackhawks lose to the Detroit Red Wings in Games 5, 6 or 7, we might be talking about Quenneville on the hot seat. Instead, he and the Blackhawks redeemed themselves all the way to another Stanley Cup. Aside from poor power-play performance again, Quenneville pushed the right buttons in 2013. He reduced minutes in the shortened season, found the perfect penalty-kill mix, reunited Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews when necessary, utilized Corey Crawford and Ray Emery in the regular season, made difficult decisions to minimize players' roles in the playoffs and trusted rookie Brandon Saad on the top line. The Blackhawks will probably now look to seal in Quenneville with a long-term deal. -- What grade would you give him?