The Florida Panthers NHL team is without a Head Coach tonight, right before they face the Detroit Red Wings tomorrow evening. Why? Their Head Coach, Joel Quenneville, has stepped down after his involvement in the saccade rocking the Blackhawks and NHL alike. A third party law firm has confirmed sexual asset allegations of former Blackhawk, Kyle Beach, as true. This was reported, by Beach, at the time in 2010, but was ignored. The Head Coach of the Blackhawks then, was none other than Joel Quenneville. That year the Franchise would go on to win their fourth Stanley Cup, but the win was anything but enjoyable for one player, Beach, who’s abuser was along for the celebration, being that he was the Blackhawks Video Coach, at the time. This was Brad Aldrich. In a statement, Quenneville said “I want to express my sorrow for the pain this young man, Kyle Beach, has suffered.” (https://nypost.com/2021/10/28/why-ex-blackhawk-kyle-beach-came-forward-im-a-survivor/). An apology well overdue.
With many more games to play in the 2021-22 NHL season, many are now speculating who will take over this promising team, who made the 2021 NHL playoffs. The team is currently 7-0-0 and top of the Atlantic Division. They have 14 total points. The next team behind them in the standings, for their division, is the team they will face tonight, the Detroit Red Wings. They are currently 4-2-1 with a total of 9 points. This team would be a dream for any coach to take over, so we will just have to wait and see. However, the rumor of John Tortorella is by far the most interesting one I’ve heard, thus far.
We wish Kyle Beach the very best during this difficult and unimaginable process.