Quinn to coach Canada
Pat Quinn will be given his 10th major international coaching position tomorrow.
Sources close to the scene told The Spectator this morning that the former Toronto Maple Leaf coach will be named Tuesday as the coach of Canada's national junior hockey team for the 2008-09 world junior championships, to be held in Ottawa over the Christmas holiday.
Coaching Canada is somewhat of a no-win proposition: If the team wins, well, it was supposed to, but if you lose, there'll be a national inquiry.
Still, good for Quinn. He'll be 66 in January, but is angling for a return to the NHL at some point. He really didn't get a lot of interest for any of the eight vacant coaching jobs this summer.