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Quenneville gets $25,000 fine for ‘bush-league move’

Apr 18, 2014, 6:17 PM EDT

The NHL didn’t appreciate what Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville himself described as “a bush-league move on my part” and he will consequently have to pay a fine of $25,000.

The incident in question occurred during the second overtime period of St. Louis’ 4-3 victory over Chicago last night. The Blackhawks bench boss felt that Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk should have received a delay of game penalty after he appeared to send the puck into the stands while the Blues were killing off a penalty.

When Quenneville didn’t get his way, this happened:

This isn’t the first time Quenneville has been fined for expressing his anger over an officials decision. He received a $10,000 fine after he called the refereeing a “disgrace” when forward Raffi Torres wasn’t penalized for his high hit on Marian Hossa. Torres was, of course, later handed a 25-game suspension that was eventually reduced to 21 contests.

In 2009, he also lost $10,000 after calling Matt Walker’s roughing penalty a “probably the worst call in the history of sports.”

  1. Hard to BeLeaf - Apr 18, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    $12,500 per nut.

    • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Apr 18, 2014 at 6:58 PM

      He only has one !

  2. capspats - Apr 18, 2014 at 6:23 PM


  3. patthehockeyfan - Apr 18, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    That is one expensive crotch there.

  4. esracerx46 - Apr 18, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    Was it the grabbing? Or was it what he said as he was grabbing. Pretty clear he said “have some f***ing balls”

  5. hockeyflow33 - Apr 18, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    Sometimes you just gotta adjust

  6. govtminion - Apr 18, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    Ridiculous. Michael Jackson does it for two decades and no one cares, Q does it once and everyone freaks out. If he’d just started moonwalking on the bench no one would have thought anything of it. 😉

  7. jpat2424 - Apr 18, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    What a joke

  8. glovesave39 - Apr 18, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Bush league?! Really? That missed call is bush league!

  9. sjsharks66 - Apr 18, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    A little too much. Unacceptable gesture from the coach of a big market team like Chicago… On national television none the less..

  10. titansbro - Apr 18, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    I thought it was hilarious & I like Q even as a Bruins fan. But the NHL can’t let that fly. They at least have to pretend to care. $25k sounds about right.

  11. comeonnowguys - Apr 18, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    I’d agree with $25K if he was wrong about the call. Since he was in the right, should be $10.

  12. jimbroney - Apr 19, 2014 at 8:22 AM


  13. slysipops - Apr 19, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    for $25000 he should have jumped over the boards and pulled the refs….hard ! do the officials ever get fined for blowing a call ??

  14. henrik4dawin - Apr 19, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    I think all fines should be adjusted for salary– I don’t agree with this one, but I’ll put this here. What does 25k mean to Q, probably not that much. Or 4k for a player that makes millions a year

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