Quinn to coach in Atlanta???

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Could Pat Quinn take over the coaching reigns in Atlanta?

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution a set of connections exists between Pat Quinn and the city of Atlanta. Quinn once played in Atlanta, he has family in the area and he apparently sill stays in touch with some of his old friends from the past who are from the Atlanta area. It is not known if the Thrashers would be interested in Quinn however it is noted that while Quinn was with the Maple Leafs his team made the playoffs in all but one season.

Read the full article here

http://www.ajc.com/thrashers/content/sports/thrashers/stories/2007/10/20/thrashersside_1021.html


16 Responses to Quinn to coach in Atlanta???

  1. leafy says:

    Please bring Quinn back to Toronto.  Can someone please explain to me how we replaced the the 4th most winingest coach in NHL history with a sad sack like Maurice?  He was still pissing his diaper when Quinn was coaching Philly to 35 straight games without a loss.  There's justice for you.

  2. Rysto says:

    Right, like Don Waddell, a GM who's next in line to be fired, is going to hire a coach with GM experience.

    Besides, Quinn's coaching style is supposed to be quite similar to Hartley's.  When you fire a coach like Hartley you can't replace him with another screamer.

  3. flamingsenator says:

    someone has to bring back quinn….

    i dont know why im surprised that hes not coaching….all those wins and its not like hes a cancer on a team

  4. jarcpitre says:

    I agree totally with you on this one.

  5. Asquaredx2 says:

    He'd be an OK fit, but what does this have to do with the Florida Panthers?

  6. Rico420 says:

    Yeah that's what Atlanta needs the good coach who shakes his head a lot and chews gum..perfect fit!

  7. leafy says:

    He got a bum rap as not being able to teach good defensive hockey.  Yet the Leafs played better defensively with Quinn than they are now with this so-called defensive wiz they got in Maurice.  And that was with shoddy blueliners like Berg, Khavanov, Lumme, Cross, Erikson, Pilar, etc.

  8. eron says:

    Are you really blaming Paul Maurice for McCabe, Kubina, Gill and Belak?  Wow.

    Quinn got a bad rap because he refused to evolve as a coach.  He stuck to the same strategy every game, despite the fact every team learned how to work around it.  Quinn hasn't done very well outside of the Leafs, so I don't see how it is a good idea to bring him in as Coach of the Thrashers.  If the Thrashers did this, they would be making the same mistake Calgary did: Bringing in a fossil who just can't properly coach the new NHL anymore.

  9. I-BE-LEAF says:

    ummm… what?  Maurice has never been labelled a defensive wiz.  He's always been known as a coach who works his players hard in an up tempo style while rolling four lines.

    Pilar doesn't deserve that statement and Berg may have been one dimensional but he was better than most gave him credit at being a stay at home defenseman. 

    You like talking out the wrong end when you're upset, don't you, Leafy?

  10. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    wow, he won coach of the year in Philly and vancouver…not in Toronto

  11. leafy says:

    No.  Maurice is known as a guy who plays 3 lines – CHECK IT – and, yes, when he was with Carolina, he was known as a coach who emphasizes defense.

    Pilar had his ups and downs.  He was good in 2002, awful in 2003 – he even got sent down to the minors!

    Wrt Berg, my how we forget.  When he was in T.O., he was the primary whipping boy.  Now you're defending him for being a "stay at home defenseman".  Wow!

    I think it's you who's talking out of his wrong end.

  12. leafy says:

    When were you born, 1995?  Quinn is the 4th winningest coach in NHL history and twice won coach of the year.  He even coached Philly to the longest unbeaten streak ever at 35 games during the 1979-80 season.

  13. Rico420 says:

    That was almost 30 years ago that Quinn had that crazy unbeaten streak and if I recall correctly he lost in the Final to the Islanders..and has teh winningest record of any head coach in the NHL to not win a Stanley Cup..good for Pat!

  14. eron says:

    1. Close, 85 🙂
    2. I meant SINCE the Leafs, he has done nothing.  Yes, he *WAS* a good coach, but as you, a Leaf fan, should have seen, for the past 3 years he has done a horrible job coaching the team in the new NHL.  Canada's bid for medals was another good example.
    3. Pat Quinn is a "What have you done for me lately?" coach.  What has he done lately?  Lose.

  15. leafy says:

    He only coached in the New NHL for 1 year.  Those are pretty strong conclusions you're drawing based on that.  If anything, his strong offensive style is a good fit for the new NHL.

    What has he done since the Leafs?  He's only been away from hockey for 1 year.  He's not Toe Blake.

  16. I-BE-LEAF says:

    CHECK IT? lol – wow yourself. Did you make a hip-hop hand gesture when you wrote that?

    when he was with… he was known… welcome to 2007 where Maurice does not play a defensive minded style of hockey.

    Pilar is a decent defender. Plain and simple or he wouldn’t have been picked up by an NHL franchise, regardless where he plays.

    Berg was slow but he played his role – much like Gill does now. Murphy was a whipping boy too. Guess that means the masses were right about him.

    The main issue with most of your posts is your “need to be the hockey authority” complex. Open your mind, lose the arrogance, and you won’t have as many battles on this site. Who knows, people may actually listen to what you say.

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