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LeafGm
11-24-2014, 11:45 AM
I don't know any of the details, I just saw this TSN update pop up on my phone.

Awful news.

CTheBigPicture
11-24-2014, 11:46 AM
wow awful news. Just awful. May he rest in peace.

http://www.tsn.ca/former-nhl-player-and-head-coach-quinn-passes-away-at-71-1.143021

hockeylover
11-24-2014, 11:46 AM
Awful.

****ing loved this man.

:( Awful.

Killer93
11-24-2014, 11:48 AM
NOOOO! One of my favourites along with Burns, RIP :(

Rumpleforeskin
11-24-2014, 11:48 AM
That's terrible news. He was a great man, may he rest in peace

zeke
11-24-2014, 11:49 AM
Love that man. 71 is too young.

CRL
11-24-2014, 11:52 AM
oh man... RIP

corksens
11-24-2014, 11:54 AM
That's too bad. Always entertaining.

hockeylover
11-24-2014, 11:55 AM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B3N-2lmIUAAwX8d.jpg

leaffan2005
11-24-2014, 11:59 AM
:nooo:

May he rest in peace. ****ing loved the man.

BG
11-24-2014, 11:59 AM
Last great GM/coach the Leafs ever had.

Fond, fond memories of those Leafs/Sens battles back in the old division.

http://wpmedia.sports.nationalpost.com/2013/04/quinn.jpg?w=620&h=465

number17
11-24-2014, 12:00 PM
RIP Pat ... part of my sweetest memories as a Leaf fan also died today. It's a sad day.

oscarheyman
11-24-2014, 12:01 PM
Raised two franchises out of the depths (Leafs & Canucks) and gave them respectability.

Volcanologist
11-24-2014, 12:02 PM
will always remember him choking out a Toronto media member in an elevator. now that's truculence.

hockeylover
11-24-2014, 12:03 PM
steve simmons ‏@simmonssteve 9m9 minutes ago
In the 7 years Pat Quinn coached the Leafs, the club averaged 97 pts per season. In the 7 years since, the Leafs have averaged 82 pts per yr

leafman101
11-24-2014, 12:10 PM
Shitty news. Quinn will always have a special place in all of our hearts. He was the architect of the best, and really only good Leafs run most of us have seen in our lifetimes. Him and Burns. Such a shame the lockout happened when it did just as the team was getting going. He'll be missed, but not forgotten.

worm
11-24-2014, 12:11 PM
Was he sick or anything?

Habs-25
11-24-2014, 12:12 PM
R.I.P Pat ! :(

zeke
11-24-2014, 12:13 PM
Was he sick or anything?

liver disease IIRC

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
11-24-2014, 12:15 PM
This is terrible news. RIP Pat Quinn!

zeke
11-24-2014, 12:15 PM
will always remember him choking out a Toronto media member in an elevator. now that's truculence.

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/140/979/1600/DSCF2155.jpg

LeafGm
11-24-2014, 12:17 PM
Was he sick or anything?
Apparently he's been battling serious illness for a while, but he and his family have been keeping it quiet. When he didn't show up at the Hockey Hall of Fame ceremonies, that was the first real indication to the hockey world that anything was wrong.

Press release from the Vancouver Giants, who are co-owned by Quinn (http://www.vancouvergiants.com/article/pat-quinn-passes):


Pat Quinn Passes
Nov 24, 2014 - 06:07 PST

http://i.imgur.com/uoni2FK.jpg

It is with great sadness that the Vancouver Giants announce, on behalf of the Quinn family, that Giants Co-Owner Pat Quinn passed away on Sunday night at Vancouver General Hospital after a lengthy illness.

"Words cannot express the pain we all feel today for the Quinn family," said Giants majority owner Ron Toigo. "Pat was an inspiration to all of us. He always said that respect was something that should be earned, not given, and the respect that he garnered throughout the hockey world speaks for itself. He will be sorely missed."

The Quinn family asks that media respect their privacy during this difficult time.

Those wishing to send messages of condolence are asked to either email patquinn@vancouvergiants.com or send mail to the Giants’ offices at the address listed below.



Pat Quinn

Vancouver Giants

100 North Renfrew Street

Vancouver, BC

V5K 3N7

Deckie007
11-24-2014, 12:19 PM
Damn. Loved me some Pat Quinn. Resurrected the Leafs post Gilmour era.

RIP

BG
11-24-2014, 12:20 PM
We should start a Pat Quinn tribute thread and email the link to the family.

SundinsTooth
11-24-2014, 12:24 PM
The infamous B.Orr hit...

RIP Pat.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKRnbQNSGEs

Habspatrol
11-24-2014, 01:34 PM
Sad news, RIP.

Was obviously not a fan when he was with the Leafs, but always respected him.

Leafs136
11-24-2014, 01:55 PM
RIP to a great coach and gm. Also, a pretty good stripper.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hafFKiKb4w

Habsy
11-24-2014, 02:28 PM
RIP Quinn. Sad news indeed.

Blueman
11-24-2014, 02:30 PM
Loved Quinn here in Toronto, may he RIP.

axlsalinger
11-24-2014, 02:53 PM
Obviously very sad news to hear. A legend in the city of Toronto. RIP Pat.

LeafOfFaith
11-24-2014, 04:11 PM
Quinn and Burns.

Only two Leafs coaches that I've really known to be awesome.

RIP.

CTheBigPicture
11-24-2014, 05:11 PM
Just out of curiosity I went on Damian Cox' twitter account. He has tweeted this evening, but no mention of Pat Quinn. We all remember all the crap articles he wrote about the team when Quinn was here. It's obvious that his intention wasn't to analyze the hockey team, it was to simply hate on Pat.


And that ladies and gentlemen is a type of media players have to deal with every day.

zeke
11-24-2014, 05:19 PM
yep, **** that rat Cox.

Bleedsblue&white
11-24-2014, 05:25 PM
I'll always remember the look on his face when a mediot asked him a stupid question. Also remember his eloquence when answering a good question.

LeafGm
11-24-2014, 05:27 PM
Honestly, I'd be kind of puked if the likes of Cox, Berger or Strachan started up with posthumous praise of the Quinner now, considering all the shit they flung at him while he was still here competing for home-ice advantage every season. At least some kind of acknowledgement of his passing would be the classy thing to do, but besides that, they should keep their mouths shut.

Matrim
11-24-2014, 06:38 PM
Terrible news, Quinn was the man. RIP Pat Quinn.

rated
11-24-2014, 06:39 PM
Hockey world lost a great mind

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
11-24-2014, 06:44 PM
Honestly, I'd be kind of puked if the likes of Cox, Berger or Strachan started up with posthumous praise of the Quinner now, considering all the shit they flung at him while he was still here competing for home-ice advantage every season. At least some kind of acknowledgement of his passing would be the classy thing to do, but besides that, they should keep their mouths shut.

I second that.

worm
11-24-2014, 07:11 PM
everybody loves you when you are dead

Hoss
11-24-2014, 09:30 PM
I loved that he coached that world championship team and an Olympic team and could lead probably the greatest collection of players ever as well as all of those star assistant coaches.

You know you are a bad ass coach when you can deal with all of those egos and still get them to play for you

Mario Lemieux-C
Paul Kariya
Ed Jovanovski
Curtis Joseph
Jarome Iginla
Simon Gagné
Chris Pronger-A
Mike Peca
Owen Nolan
Joe Nieuwendyk
Scott Niedermayer
Adam Foote
Theo Fleury
Martin Brodeur
Eric Brewer
Rob Blake
Ed Belfour
Steve Yzerman-A
Ryan Smyth
Brendan Shanahan
Joe Sakic-A
Al MacInnis
Eric Lindros

LeafOfFaith
11-24-2014, 09:35 PM
Which member of the media did he tussle with? It looks like he got crushed.

Blueman
11-24-2014, 10:07 PM
Which member of the media did he tussle with? It looks like he got crushed.

wayward ditch pig

Jeremy
11-24-2014, 10:11 PM
Rest in Paradise Pat.

blacksheep
11-24-2014, 10:28 PM
Last good coach this team ever had. He will be missed.

hockeylover
11-24-2014, 11:08 PM
Which member of the media did he tussle with? It looks like he got crushed.



Domi was suspended by the National Hockey League for the rest of the Stanley Cup playoffs, but not before Quinn added his own act to the circus by manhandling Toronto Sun photographer Stan Behal before Domi's hearing yesterday.

The Toronto Maple Leafs' general manager and head coach is facing an assault charge and his own suspension by the NHL. Behal went to 52 Division of the Toronto Police Service last night and filed assault charges over the incident, which was caught on camera by several television stations and newspaper photographers.

...

Domi could appeal the decision to Bettman, but that is unlikely since the commissioner has not been known to alter one of Campbell's decisions.

Quinn clashed with Behal at the elevators in the lobby of the NHL office as he arrived for the hearing. Behal was backing up in front of the Leaf trio as they approached the elevator, taking pictures, and he backed into the elevator.

The incident was caught on camera by several television stations. Behal was grabbed around the neck and pushed out of the elevator.

"I followed [Domi]going into the elevator," Behal said. "I didn't realize Pat Quinn and Ken Dryden were with him. All of a sudden, there was a hand around my neck."

Behal said he was willing to drop the matter if Quinn apologized. Quinn spoke with Behal by telephone yesterday afternoon. Behal was not satisfied with what one source said was a half-hearted gesture by the coach that did not include an apology, only a mild expression of regret. The photographer then went to 52 Division to file a report.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/domi-suspended-for-playoffs/article761110/

LeafGm
11-24-2014, 11:16 PM
Was that reporter actually planning to ride in the elevator with them, sticking his camera in their faces for the whole ride up?

LeafOfFaith
11-24-2014, 11:52 PM
Crazy that I don't even recall this ever happening.

zeke
11-25-2014, 12:48 AM
the Sun FINALLY gets one right.


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B3QpfgaIMAAPJQk.jpg:large

Metalleaf
11-25-2014, 12:53 AM
http://photos-f.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xap1/10809945_1552943548253709_1154257374_n.jpg

da_next_kid
11-25-2014, 02:56 AM
I was always a fan of the Quinner and it was sad to see Peddie force him out. Quinn's teams were tough and skilled, he always distributed the talent and rolled 4 lines. Quinn will always be a legend in Toronto.

Bleedsblue&white
11-25-2014, 09:08 AM
Was that reporter actually planning to ride in the elevator with them, sticking his camera in their faces for the whole ride up?

The way I remember it, the guy was so busy with his camera he didn't realize where he was, because he was not supposed to be on the elevator with them.

JohnnyHolmes
11-25-2014, 11:18 AM
Generally I avoid these threads, but have to pay my respects. I really liked Pat Quinn believe it or not. I always hated how he outcoached Martin, but that's exactly what he did.

There aren't too many "tell it like it is" types around the world anymore.

This surprised me, I had no idea he was sick.

blacksheep
11-25-2014, 11:41 AM
The way I remember it, the guy was so busy with his camera he didn't realize where he was, because he was not supposed to be on the elevator with them.

Or at least... that's what the reporter claims... I think he knew damn well what he was doing, and was surprised that Quinn made sure he wasn't going to get away with it.