Former Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville named Coach of the Decade

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Former Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville named Coach of the Decade

Former Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville has been named the NHL Coach of the Decade (2010-19) by NHL.com.

Quenneville took the Blackhawks to new heights after he was named head coach in October 2008. Under his leadership, the Blackhawks won three Stanley Cups (2010, 2013, 2015) in six seasons, making the playoffs in nine straight campaigns (2009-17). 

The Blackhawks and Quenneville parted ways in November 2018, but that will never take away from the success he experienced in Chicago.

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VOTE: Viewers' Choice Game of the Week

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VOTE: Viewers' Choice Game of the Week

Who wants it more?              

NBC Sports Chicago and Wintrust present our “Viewers’ Choice Game of the Week.” We are putting High School Lites, Chicagoland’s top prep sports show, in the hands of passionate high school basketball followers. Fans will get the chance to pick one game that the @NBCSPreps crew will cover on Friday night. We will send our cameras to the game that gets the most votes; highlights and postgame reaction of that game will appear on that night’s “High School Lites” broadcast at 11:00 p.m. The show also live streams at www.nbcsportschicago.com/watchlive and appears in the MyTeams app.  High School Lites will also have broadcast replays at 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. the following Saturday on NBC Sports Chicago. 

It's time to give the Public League 'Blue' Division some love. Here are three boys basketball games that fans can vote on for coverage Friday night:

Steinmetz at Chicago Academy, 5:00 p.m.

Senn at Amundsen, 5:00 p.m.

Juarez at Phoenix, 5:00 p.m.

To participate, our fans are encouraged to do the following:

**Follow our NBC Sports Chicago preps Twitter page: @NBCSPreps.

**Note the pinned tweet that is atop the feed.

**Vote for the game you want NBC Sports Chicago to cover Friday night.

**Spread the word!

The poll will start promptly at 12:00 p.m. Monday. We will make an announcement with the official results on @NBCSPreps just after 4 p.m. Thursday. And as a reminder, be sure to follow @NBCSPreps for updates on the “Viewers’ Choice Game of the Week,” along with other high school sports news, scores and highlights, all season long.

Jay Cutler is keeping himself busy in retirement, gives bartending a spin

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Jay Cutler is keeping himself busy in retirement, gives bartending a spin

Jay Cutler is a man of many talents.

NFL quarterback? Check. Reality TV star? Check. Bartender? Apparently so.

Ahead of Monday’s College Football Playoff title game, Cutler made a guest appearance bartending in New Orleans. WGN Radio/FanSided’s Mark Carman was on the scene Sunday, and Cutler looked like a natural in action.

Former Bears tight end Martellus Bennett also made an appearance.

Now, we’re not saying Cutler has found his calling post-retirement. However, it’s nice to see the former Bears quarterback keeping busy two years after he hung up his cleats. Season 3 of "Very Cavallari" kicked off on Thursday, and Cutler took center stage in the premiere episode.

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