He was pushed towards Luleå.
Now David Quenneville rages against his own coach.
– I am extremely disappointed, says the Oskarshamn defender.
There were big headlines over the weekend when John Quenneville was unexpectedly poked for Leksand. But he wasn’t the only SHL star sidelined during this weekend’s SHL games. Even his brother, David Quenneville, who plays in Oskarshamn, was unexpectedly sidelined.
Got poked for the first time
David Quenneville scored 23 points in 51 games last year, and has started the season with 6 points in 16 games. He has played in every game – until this weekend’s away game against Luleå. He was then poked unexpectedly, and he is not happy.
According to Quennevill, it’s about him not doing the job well enough defensively, but he doesn’t buy that.
– Martin (Filander) thinks there are problems in my defensive game… and, obviously, that the team is better without me in the lineup, he tells the Barometern.
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However, Quenneville believes he has been a major factor in the team’s successful power play this season, and he is now driving his own coach crazy.
– I am extremely disappointed. We have around 30 percent in the power play, first in the league, and now I’m being picked off. I’ll be honest – it’s a slap in the face. Like I said, there are issues in my defensive game, and I can definitely fix that. But we are first in the league in power play and change that. It might not be the best idea in the world. But I’m not a coach. I will continue to work hard, be positive and do what I can to help the team, says Quenneville.
David Quenneville has said several times how satisfied he is with life in Oskarshamn, but now the back says that is starting to change.
– Yes, things have turned 180 in how you look at the future. Things change, the organization changes, new “staff” come in and that is part of it. They think I have to be better, like I said, and that’s what I’m focusing on right now.
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