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Hynes in San Jose, ‘Sounding Board’ for Quinn

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David Quinn is trying to get by with a little help from his friends.

Quinn’s San Jose Sharks are 0-10-1.

Enter John Hynes, spotted today by the coach’s office.

Like Quinn, Hynes is a Rhode Island native and BU alum. They’re best friends. Hynes was also the head coach of the New Jersey Devils from 2015 to 2019 and the Nashville Predators from 2020 to 2023.

Hynes also played with GM Mike Grier at BU.

“He’s been here for a week,” Quinn shared. “He’s gonna be here once a month.”

So Hynes is here for rock bottom too. The San Jose Sharks lost 10-1 to the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday and 10-2 to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.

“He’s watching firsthand, our struggles, and what we’re going through,” Quinn said. “He’s a great sounding board for me.”

There’s no doubt that at this juncture, Quinn and the San Jose Sharks could use all the help that they can get.

However, at least in an official capacity, it won’t be Hynes.

“He’s got no interest in that. We talked about that this summer,” Quinn laughed. “He’s got plenty of golf in Nashville and Florida.”

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