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Blackhawks Coach Joel Quenneville Fined 25K For Grabbing His Crotch, Yelling Expletive

Chicago Blackhawks coach, Joel Quenneville was so upset at a no call for delay of game that he grabbed his crotch and yelled "s*ck my balls" to the referees which was clearly visible to everyone.

I was watching the triple overtime playoff game between Chicago and St. Louis Thursday night which was won by the Blues. It was a thrilling game with end-to-end action, but the side story was all about the Chicago Blackhawks coach, Joel Quenneville. He was so upset at a no call for delay of game that he grabbed his crotch and yelled "suck my balls" to the referees. His lips are easy to read in this instance. I was laughing so hard that I made sure to grab the video off of my TV.

The NHL fined him 25K for inappropriate actions.

The NHL has fined Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville $25,000 for inappropriate conduct during Thursday's first-round playoff game against the St. Louis Blues.

The puck was sent out of play at 6:51 of the second overtime of the Blues' 4-3 three-overtime win. The officials were meeting to discuss whether the Blues should be called for delay of game after a player apparently shot the puck over the glass and out of play, a penalty that would have given the Blackhawks a 5-on-3 advantage for 36 seconds.

Quenneville was seen on camera gesturing to the officials that the puck went over the glass. When the call went against the Blackhawks, Quenneville appeared to grab his groin area and yell something at the officials.

Quenneville apologized for his actions earlier Friday.

"I was definitely excited," he said. "Disappointed [in] the call, but I'll apologize for my behavior. It wasn't appropriate at all. It was a bush-league move on my part."

I love the NHL playoffs. There's almost nothing better in sports than these games.

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