Found June 01, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
It's the most popular topic among those of us who don't have the playoffs to keep us occupied any longer: Should their favorite team pursue Brad Richards assuming the New York Rangers use their second compliance buyout on the veteran center this summer? My friend Jan Levine, the Rangers blogger on this site, has already made a case for buying him out now as opposed to waiting until next season. I...

Ranger Nation: When should the Rangers buy out Richards?

There is little doubt the Rangers will need to exercise their second compliance buyout to extricate themselves from the disaster that has become the Brad Richards contract. We can argue all day about whether the signing was a good one at the time or not but today that is irrelevant. As Bob Mackenzie noted last [...]

More fallout from the firing of John Tortorella

Mike Sullivan won’t be behind the bench next year either As the feeling of shock lifts from the Ranger fan community, we’ve begun to examine some possible replacements for coach John Tortorella.  The new man behind the bench will be the story of the offseason, but the departure of Tortorella could also have an impact on many other important decisions the franchise will make...

Michael Stuart: Bringing Brad Richards Back to Tampa?

Remember to Give Michael a Follow on Twitter! Following a discussion on the message boards here last week and Tom Jones's much talked about piece for the Times, I've decided to give my thoughts on a potential Brad Richards return/buyout. For the record, Richards was my favorite member of the Lightning during that '04 run and one of the big reasons that I'm so...

Sean Avery Says He Had ‘Huge Smile’ on Face When He Heard John Tortorella Was Fired

Reaction to the departure of former Rangers coach John Tortorella since his firing Wednesday has been mixed, but at least one of his former players couldn’t be happier about it. Former Rangers forward Sean Avery, who played under Tortorella from March 2009 until his retirement last season, told The New York Post on Thursday that he was glad to hear about his former coach being...

Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier interested in Rangers’ job

Two former stars of the New York Rangers are interested in the team’s vacant head coaching position, according to Sportnet’s Nick Kypreos. Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier are reportedly both interested in succeeding John Tortorella, who was fired May 29 following the team’s 

Hagelin and Callahan injuries represent other opportunities

JT Miller and Chris Kreider could have a huge opportunity next season It is never good news when a player as crucial (and popular) as Ryan Callahan goes down with a serious injury, even if the timing couldn’t be much better from a recovery stand point. The same goes for Carl Hagelin who despite consistency issues has proven to be a good find for the Rangers and who is a core piece...

Sean Avery: I had a ‘huge smile’ when Rangers fired John Tortorella

Sean Avery played for former New York Rangers coach John Tortorella from 2009 to 2012, so the two are quite familiar with one another. On March 30 after the Rangers lost 3-0 to the Montreal Canadiens, Avery ripped Tortorella in a tweet. “Fire this CLOWN, his players hate him and won’t play for his BS [...]

Rumor: Gretzky and Messier interested in coaching the Rangers

Ever since the New York Rangers fired John Tortorella, fans and hockey analysts have been wondering which man will step behind the bench in the Big Apple. Numerous names have surfaced as potential candidates, including those recently fired from other clubs (Alain Vigneault). Now the New York Post adds two legendary names to the discussion: Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier.  It...

Rangers To Speak With Alain Vigneault, Dallas Eakins

As expected, Glen Sather has wasted little time preparing to bring in the next head coach of the New York Rangers after firing John Tortorella two days ago. Recently fired Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault as well as Toronto Marlies head coach Dallas Eakins are the first two the Rangers have been formally linked to.   Rangers granted permission to speak with Dallas...

Ranger Nation: Who Should Be Rangers Head Coach; Who Would Be a Mistake

Glen Miller Who I would choose:  I’ve gone back-and-forth in my head between Dave Tippett and Guy Boucher. Tippett has accomplished a lot given the circumstances he’s had to deal with in Phoenix. Yet the youth and innovation displayed by Boucher tips the scales in his favor. I think back to his first season in [...]

Messier, Gretky Interested in Rangers Head Coaching Vacancy

Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that Mark Messier wants to become the 35th head coach in New York Rangers history. Meanwhile, Nick Kypreos at Sportsnet not only reiterates Leonards report on Messier, he adds that Wayne Gretzky is also interested. In four seasons coaching the Coyotes, Gretzky compiled a 143-161-24 record and failed to qualify for the playoffs. ...

Introducing Mobile Alerts for Puck Drunk Love

Intermission! We're taking a break from our coverage of the Stanley Cup playoffs and the New York Rangers' coaching search (which would make a terrific soap opera, by the way) to bring you some fun news about Puck Drunk Love. If you're a fan of PDL, you might be interested to learn that we've come up with a way to alert you the second a new post goes live on our...

Hockey Talk On A Late Saturday Night In June

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, - There isn’t a single defenceman of consequence under the age of 34 available in free agency come July. - The only thing more foolish than the New York Rangers considering Mark Messier as coach next season is the belief that Wayne Gretzky wants the job also. So there’s Glen Sather having to decide on his coach and his two greatest...

Claude Julien shows John Tortorella the love

Photo via BostonHerald.comScott LevesqueManaging Editor It's been six carefree days since the Bruins sent the New York Rangers and John Tortorella packing for a long off-season break. Then just two day ago the Rangers decided to return the favor as they fired their volatile coach, Tortorella. It seems that Tort and Bruins head coach Claude Julien have more in common then we...
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