From the Chicago Tribune:
It wasn't finalized until Wednesday, but new Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville has signed a three-year contract, according to general manager Dale Tallon.
Quenneville's deal is through the 2010-11 season and he celebrated by watching his team go out and dominate the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 at the United Center.
The Hawks are 2-0-1 since Quenneville took over for Denis Savard.
"I thought we've had three good games and I thought this was our best," Quenneville said. "In all areas we were strong and our special teams were really good. Our puck possession, our speed, our pressure, making plays, every part of our game we were happy with."
Well, um, that was quick. This seems to be jumping the gun a bit on Tallon's part. Quenneville's only coached three games so far and while the team has looked a little better, it seems to be a little too early to start handing out contract extensions. I think Quenneville's style has been fairly effective so far but I hope this quick extension doesn't backfire on Tallon in the future.