Hired in May of 2020 and fired in June of 2021. The Sharks have announced tonight that they have fired head coach David Quinn.
David Quinn was a great college coach and the Sharks hired him right out of college. It was a mistake. The NHL is not college, you can't treat anything about the league and its players like you're still in the NCAA.
When hired by the Sharks Quinn was quoted as saying joining the Sharks was the only thing that could get him to leave his coaching duties with Boston College. Oops.
The Sharks are identifying new coaching candidates this week and will begin the interviewing process this weekend or early next week. Experience will likely be key but the Sharks will hire the best coach available.
"We have to work together with our new coach, we need to be on the same page with our head coach and support each other each step of the way. Things need to change with the entire organization. We have looked at ourselves in the mirror and our new coach will be another piece for our fresh start"
That was straight from the top of the Sharks organization tonight on a brief conference call moments after the news of Quinn being fired.
I believe the most important moves that have been made and are being made by the Sharks will be off the ice moves this summer. Draft picks will not be traded and they will be doing everything in their power to re-sign Alexander Ovechkin to a multi-year contract extension. Lets see how those contract talks evolve. Those discussions have not started yet but should being very soon. It's expected to be an all time battle and the Sharks are prepared to not budge an inch. Good luck with that.
For the San Jose Tribune I am Ken McBobzie.