Report: Quenneville will be back next season pending approval from NHL

Reports that the disgraced coach is in negotiations to return behind the bench, but he'll need Gary Bettman's blessing.

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According to a report from NHL insider Andy Strickland, there's "at least one team" considering hiring disgraced former NHL coach Joel Quenneville. The only thing stopping him though is the fact that the NHL has yet to make a decision on his future after the coach resigned in disgraced after being implicated in the Chicago Blackhawks' cover up of the Brad Aldrich sex scandal in 2010.

This report from Stickland is in line with reports from other insiders like Elliotte Friedman and Frank Seravalli that suggest Quenneville will be back in the league next season pending approval from the NHL.

All we can do is speculate on where Quenneville will end up, but I'd have to guess that a return to his job with the Florida Panthers is most likely. The Winnipeg Jets, Vegas Golden Knights, Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins also have openings, as do the Chicago Blackhawks but I think we can't count them out all things considered.