He was GM, Coach, and always worth a soundbyte with his straight-shooting Irish jabber.
I remember, watching in the heart-broken moments that followed the Rangers Cup victory in 1994, Pat Quinn looked so devasted, but willingly spoke to CBC, and talked about how proud he was of his team, and towards the end of the segment, said, "I guess there will be another time."
Fast-forward to last year's Cup final, Pat Quinn was back on CBC, plugging those Canucks, talking about how a cup would bring legitimacy to this franchise. He had made Vancouver his home, and this former coach, GM, and player of the Canucks continues to be such a strong Canucks fan.
Now, as co-chair of the Hall of Fame selection committee, Pat Quinn was likely instrumental in placing Bure into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
IF the Canucks falter early in the 2012/13 season, and IF AV gets hung out to dry, I would love to see Pat Quinn get one more kick at the can. There's no doubt Trevor Linden would make himself available more to the organization in some sort of capacity, and a player like Bure would more likely make ammends with the franchise. It would be a healthy move for the Canucks, connecting its present with its past, and creating a championship future.
Edited by Slegr, 26 June 2012 - 09:49 PM.