"Another L in the Dubas era" "He better not be worse": NHL fans react to Penguins hiring former Sharks head coach David Quinn as assistant coach

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NHL fans react to Penguins hiring former Sharks head coach David Quinn as assistant coach

NHL and Pittsburgh Penguins fans were not happy after the team announced they had hired David Quinn to be an assistant coach. Quinn had been the coach of the San Jose Sharks for the past two years but was fired at the end of the season.

Quinn finished his tenure with the Sharks with a record of 41-98-25, and before that, he struggled as the head coach of the New York Rangers. He has five seasons as a head coach and a record of .435 so Penguins fans aren't thrilled he will be on the bench.

"He better not be worse than Todd Reirden. Also, fire Mike Sullivan," one fan said.
"Another L in the Dubas era lol can this end already," another fan said.

Other fans think Quinn can hopefully get Erik Karlsson to get back to being the offensive defenseman he was while Quinn coached him in San Jose.

"Hopefully he brings Karlsson back to the consistent level he was when he played under Quinn. Just please make a sufficient powerplay. Please," one fan said.
"Get Karlsson back into his groove," another fan said.

Most Penguins fans were frustrated with the move to hire Quinn as an assistant coach.

"Nooooonnooooooo," one fan said.

It's clear from the reactions that many fans don't like the hiring of Quinn to be an assistant coach for the Penguins.

Penguins to keep Crosby talks 'as quiet' as possible

The Pittsburgh Penguins enter the offseason after having not made the playoffs for two straight seasons.

General manager Kyle Dubas will have his hands full rebuilding the roster. However, Dubas' main task will be to re-sign Sidney Crosby, the captain and face of the franchise, who has one year left on his deal.

According to Dubas, the plan is to keep the contract talks as quiet as possible until something is official.

"The key for us is, because of the importance of it and how much Sid means to the organization and the city, we want to keep that as quiet as possible and go through it," Dubas said. (per NHL.com) "And then hopefully as we get through this summer, get a sense where everybody's at and then let everybody know at the right time."

Pittsburgh enters the offseason with just two unrestricted free agents and two restricted free agents. Dubas will also have just over $13 million to improve the roster, according to CapFriendly.

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