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Another Pink Slip

JoelqFor the second time in three days, an NHL coach has lost his job. Unlike Toronto's Paul Maurice, however, at least Colorado's Joel Quenneville got his team to the playoffs a few times before getting axed.

The Avs fired Quenneville after three seasons on Friday, just a week after Colorado got run from the Western Conference semifinals by the Red Wings.

Do you think Joel Q gets a look-see here in Florida? Well, you might want to know that he and Jacques Martin were assistants together in Quebec and Colorado, JM leaving the Avs midway through the 1995-96 season (Colorado's first season in Denver and its first Cup title team) to take over in Ottawa.

Perhaps JM was being patient for a reason. I'm throwing Joel Q on the short (yet growing by the day) list of coaching candidates for the South Florida Hockey Team.