Pat Quinn to coach Canuck juniors

MIKE ZEISBERGER AND SUN WIRE SERVICES

, Last Updated: 8:45 AM ET

Former Maple Leafs bench boss Pat Quinn will coach Team Canada at the 2008 world junior championship in Ottawa.

Sources confirmed to Sun Media last night that a report in the Hamilton Spectator which stated Quinn, who guided Canada to the world under-18 title a year ago, will get the job.

Quinn is no stranger to international experience, leading Canada to its first Olympic gold in 50 years at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City.

CAPS HONOUR GARTNER

When the Washington Capitals were among the worst teams in the NHL, majority owner Ted Leonsis had no interest in celebrating the past.

That's the main reason it took so long for his team to raise Mike Gartner's No. 11 to the rafters at Verizon Centre.

Now that Washington is a winner again, Leonsis feels the time is right to salute the "first Capitals superstar," and that's exactly what the team will do in a pre-game ceremony Dec. 28.

Gartner is a first-ballot Hall of Famer who scored 708 goals during his time in the NHL. Almost 60% of those goals came while he played for Washington, where he spent 10 seasons.

RADULOV SUSPENDED

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Nashville Predators suspended forward Alexander Radulov indefinitely without pay for deciding to stick with his Russian KHL team rather than return to the NHL club.

General manager David Poile announced the suspension yesterday in a statement. The 22-year-old Radulov had a season left on his entry-level contract with the Predators, but signed a deal with the Russian team.

CANUCKS, SENS DO DEAL

VANCOUVER -- The Vancouver Canucks traded forward Ryan Shannon to the Ottawa Senators for defenceman Lawrence Nycholat yesterday.


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