David Quinn is reportedly one of two “leading candidates” to replace Bruce Cassidy as coach of the Bruins. (The Athletic)
Quinn is expected to interview in Boston next week. (The Athletic)
Seattle assistant and former Bruins AHL coach Jay Leach is believed to be the other “leading candidate.” (The Athletic)
Quinn’s “positive, engaging, uplifting” style reportedly fits with what Bruins GM Don Sweeney is looking for. (The Athletic)
Quinn coached Charlie McAvoy and Matt Grzelcyk at BU. (The Athletic)
Adam Rotter: Quinn makes sense in Boston as the team looks to potentially transition from the Patrice Bergeron era to one where McAvoy is the focal point of the team. After spending this past year coaching Team USA at the Olympics and World Championships the expectation is that Quinn will be back in the NHL this season either as a head coach or an assistant.