Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Quinn to Coach the World Junior Team?

According to the Hamilton Spectator, Hockey Canada will name Pat Quinn as the new head coach of the Canadian World Junior squad. He will be replacing Benoit Groulx who left the position to coach the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.

Quinn isn't coaching anywhere else this season. Ever since I've been following junior hockey, the Canadian coach, coached somewhere in the CHL. Pat will be able to put time into the team before the December training camp.

It's a good thing that Quinn will not be coaching anywhere else. He will be able to go see potential players during the season. I know Hockey Canada has scouts to go see the players play but usually the coach can't because he's coaching his junior team.

There's a report that Zach Bogosian has signed a contract with the Atlanta Thrashers. He was the third overall selection of the 2008 Draft. With the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League last season, he had 11 goals and 50 assists in 61 games.

He will have his chance with the Thrashers this year. The Thrashers need help defensively and he could bring it in small doses this season.

That's My Take

(Nathan can be reached at fbbhgfan@aol.com)

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