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Connecting Pat Quinn to the Thrashers

From Craig Custance at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

Quinn, who last coached in the NHL in 2006 with the Toronto Maple Leafs, spent the last five seasons of his playing career with the Atlanta Flames as a defenseman. He still keeps in touch with the players from those teams who live in Atlanta, such as Tim Ecclestone and Eric Vail.  His daughter was a swimmer at the University of Georgia. Recently, he went pheasant hunting in Montana with former Falcons great Tommy Nobis.

So when Bob Hartley was fired and word spread that Thrashers general manager Don Waddell was looking for a new coach, why wouldn’t Quinn be interested?

“I think after a year away, I wasn’t quite ready to be in retirement,” said Quinn, when reached on his cellphone while visiting Winnipeg, Manitoba. “I still feel healthy and have a passion to be involved.”

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