Breaking News: David Quinn the Latest NHL Coach To Get The Pink Slip

 It was another dreadful season in San Jose, as the Sharks finished with the worst record in the NHL. Their 19-54-9 mark has led to the firing of head coach David Quinn. 

After finishing with just 60 points in the 2022-23 season, the Sharks actually took a step back, dropping to just 47 points this year. Those were Quinn's only two seasons behind the bench in San Jose, and he finishes his run there with a .326 points percentage. 

He still had one more year left on his contract, and as noted by insider Pierre LeBrun, this was not an easy decision for GM Mike Grier, as the Sharks clearly did not have an NHL roster to give Quinn a chance at any real success.

Before the season began, they dealt their superstar defenseman Erik Karlsson to the Pittsburgh Penguins. On top of that, captain Logan Couture missed nearly the entire season to injury. Quinn himself had even admitted that this was the most difficult season in his 25-plus years of coaching, including the NHL, AHL, NCAA, and USNTDP.

Previously, Quinn coached three years with the New York Rangers, where he had a 96-87-25 record.  

This makes an incredible 16 head coaches losing their jobs since the end of last season.

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