Bag Skate: Joel Quenneville Claims Groin Grab Was Misinterpreted

Published on 18-Apr-2014 by Xavier McSpaniel

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Bag Skate: Joel Quenneville Claims Groin Grab Was Misinterpreted

Anytime you lose a playoff game in the quest for the Cup, it's a blow to the goolies.

On Thursday night, Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville decided to pre-empt the pain by grabbing his groin during his team's 3OT heartbreaker against the St Louis Blues.

The gesture -- made in response to a delay of game non-call after a puck was sent into the crowd at 6:51 of the second overtime -- was interpreted by most, including the NHL, as suggesting the referees were Lord Varys and Theon Greyjoy.

Quenneville, though, denies any such accusation:

"I thought we were about to have a five-on-three and I was reminding our guys to go five-hole on Miller."

Come on, Joel. Cupping and lifting your water crackers? That's meant to be shooting advice? Why not just point a finger?

"I don't like pointing. A fairy dies every time you point. And it might be interpreted as the referees needing to have their prostates checked."

Game 2 in the series goes tomorrow at 2pm cdt. Given Quenneville's history of fines, we anticipate angry Sam Elliott will be a little lighter in the sack come Saturday.