I am in shock. This morning, the Blackhawks announced that head coach Joel Quenneville has been relieved of his duties.

Gone with him are assistant coaches Kevin Dineen and Ulf Samuelsson. Rockford IceHogs coach Jeremy Colliton has been named head coach along with Barry Smith (previously a member of the Blackhawks Hockey Operations staff) as an assistant coach.

Aside from some strong language directed at Stan Bowman, I currently cannot find the proper words to describe my feelings on the situation. Plenty of Twitter users have sounded off on the matter, so I have gathered a number of reactions in an attempt to sum up the current pulse of Blackhawks Nation.

Tab Bamford chimes in on the timing of the announcement.

The crew at Four Feathers states where they think the blame for the current state of the Blackhawks falls.

Chris Kuc agrees that Q shouldn’t be the one at fault.

Brent Block sees an opening for Quenneville to return to a struggling St. Louis team to stick it to the Blackhawks.

Jeff Osborn throws more blame on Bowman.

Former Blackhawk Daniel Carcillo didn’t mince words while unloading on the front office.

Mark Potash offers some perspective on a team with similar circumstances.

Our own Ron Luce looks forward to seeing what Colliton can bring to the table.

We will share our thoughts and many more reactions when we record Episode 8 of the Four Feathers Podcast tonight, so look for a Q-centered show tomorrow.

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