Quinn's firing over politics, not bad coaching

Updated: April 21, 2006, 4:10 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

There is nothing like the exciting backdrop of the Stanley Cup playoffs to highlight the shortcomings of coaches and general managers whose teams are wearing jerseys that read "gone fishin'."

And so it was that the firing of Toronto Maple Leafs coach Pat Quinn on Thursday came as little surprise.

He follows former Los Angeles Kings GM Dave Taylor off the ledge in the hours that have passed since the end of the regular season Tuesday night. More will follow.

But ...

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