On Tuesday morning the Chicago Blackhawks made a shocking announcement when they fired head coach Joel Quenneville. 

Quenneville along with his assistants Kevin Dineen and Ulf Samuelsson were let go. 

The trio were replaced by Jeremy Colliton as head coach along with Barry Smith and Don Granato as assistants. 

The firing was looked at as President & CEO John McDonough and general manager Stan Bowman trying to save their jobs.

Former Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo believes it's just that as he called out the duo along with Al MacIsaac on Twitter following the firing. 

"The firing of #Quenneville is nothing more than John McDonough, Stan Bowman & Al MacIsaac’s (Hockey Operations) desperate attempt to save their jobs. There has always been tension between Joel & the above men mentioned. Barry Smith is best friends with Scotty Bowman #Blackhawks"

Carcillo also gave huge praise to Coach Q.

"#Quenneville deserves better. A mans man. He was the most respected coach amongst players that I’d ever played for. If this desperate move doesn’t help the @NHLBlackhawks Hockey Operations ppl will begin to be relieved of their duties next.#Blackhawks"

Sentiments we believe a lot of Hawk's will agree with. 



Source: Daniel Carcillo Twitter
Image Credit: @HockeyBroad on twitter and flickr