CHICAGO — "Coach Q's mustache," a parody Twitter account, started in 2010 — and the Hawks won it all that year.
So it's time to check back in with "Joel Quenneville's mustache," the "Mustache of Joel Quenneville," and the "Upper lip of Joel Quenneville" — all having fun with the Blackhawks' head coach's 'stache.
Coach Q's mustache — not to be confused with the Facebook page Joel Quenneville's Mustache operated by Christian Deme — shared some thoughts on Monday night's Game 3 versus the Lightning at United Center in addition to his thoughts on facial hair.
DNAinfo: It’s a best-of-five series now. Who wins and why?
CQM: If I knew that, I'd be retired and living on a beach earning 20 percent. Be that as it may, I'll answer "The Hawks" because Coach is looking over my shoulder and watching every word I type — as is his right.
DNAinfo: Who has the best playoff beard on the Blackhawks, and why?
CQM: I answer that when you answer "Who is your favorite child?" They're all like sons to me. Seabrook's beard, of course, is more like a set of twins. Really, really big twins.
DNAinfo: Over the last six or seven years, we’ve really seen Patrick Kane’s playoff beard develop. Has his beard had the “most improvement” since the team started winning Stanley Cups?
CQM: I'll grant you that, yes. The boys in the room call the beard "Butterscotch" and we feed it oats by the bucket. Do not pretend to think that Kane's ability as a player haven't been boosted by his beard's development. It's just science.
DNAinfo: What’s the funniest twitter banter you’ve had with Hawks fans?
CQM: There have been so many. Turn-ons: Fans referring to Hawks players not by their names (i.e. Versteeg) but by their beard's name (i.e. Versteeg's beard). That's just shows a true knowledge of the game. Turn offs: Asking me why Coach made specific roster moves. He picks the roster, I pick the neck ties. It's that simple.
DNAinfo: Why do you think Coach Q’s mustache (the actual mustache) is so iconic?
CQM: I'm sorry, I don't understand the question.
DNAinfo: Anything else you’d like to add?
CQM: I'm sorry for popping off on that last question. It's the Cup Final and I'm wound tight. Why am I so iconic? The answer is simple: If I didn't exist, Hawks fans would still be talking about the "good old days" with "all of those wins" under Alpo Suhonen. You're welcome.
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