Ever since Jim Montgomery took the Dallas Stars coaching job, two men have been rumored to be the front-runners to fill the vacancy left by Alain Vigneault, Boston University’s David Quinn and the Toronto Marlies’ (AHL) Sheldon Keefe.
Today (5/18/18), news surfaced that Sheldon Keefe won’t be hired by the Rangers:
This came shortly after Elliotte Freidman mentioned that the Rangers target is David Quinn.
At 7:41 PM, news broke that David Quinn appears to be “fairly down the road in the process to become the next head coach of the New York Rangers.”
Bob McKenzie went on to mention that Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton is in Denmark watching the World Championships, so nothing is imminent. However, Quinn has already been interviewed so it is probably only a matter of time before he signs a contract with the Rangers becoming the thirty-fifth coach in franchise history.
7:11 AM, Saturday, May 19: Larry Brooks confirms that Quinn wants the job and barring a negotiating breakdown, it’s his:
12:02 PM, Saturday, May 19:
David Quinn has informed Boston University that he will take the Rangers coaching job. Contract is still not finalized, but should be around five years at twelve million dollars.
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