Jan

7

2009

Change Could Be On The Horizon

by: The PensNation Staff

Michel Therrien Could Be Replaced by Pat Quinn

The rumor mill has been full motion recently especially since the Pens have been on a losing skid. The most recent is that Coach Michel Therrien could be replaced by Pat Quinn. It was said that he could have been replaced as soon as last night depending on the outcome of the game in which the Pens came out the victors. I'm not going to say that Therrien should be shown the door, I like the guy I think he has done a great job of turning this franchise around in the right direction, but there have been reports of outbursts in the dressing room recently and he even called out Crosby after the players only meeting last week. Also it is said that goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury told GM Ray Shero that he is not happy here because of the way Therrien has treated him throughout his carreer. These are only rumors and speculation and no one knows when or if there will be a coaching change. Here is a little about the "Coach in Waiting" Pat Quinn.

  • Age: 65
  • Two-time NHL Coach of the Year (1980 w/Philadelphia, 1992 w/Vancouver)
  • Two-time Stanley Cup finalist (1980 w/Philadelphia, 1994 w/Vancouver)
  • NHL coaching record: 657 wins, 481 losses, 154 ties, 26 overtime/shootout losses
  • 15 playoff appearances in 19 NHL seasons as head coach
  • Coached Canada to gold medal at 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics
  • Coached Canada to gold medal at 2004 World Cup of Hockey
  • Coached Canada to gold medal at 2009 World Junior Championships
  • Played for Toronto, Vancouver and Atlanta
  • Coached Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto