Rocky Wirtz backs Joel Quenneville

Updated: March 21, 2012, 12:22 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz said Tuesday that head coach Joel Quenneville's job is safe next season, regardless of how his team performs in the postseason.

"Oh yeah, there would be no reason [not to retain him]," Wirtz said during a phone interview. "He's signed, they're playing for him. He's not a players' coach, which is good, but he's good with younger players. St. Louis is a prime example. They changed coaches and there was nothing wrong, he just wasn't good with younger ...

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