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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 players both want the job without any kind of real coaching credentials. At least the volatile Patrick Roy did a long apprenticeship in junior hockey before making the NHL step.
- A free agent who made himself some money with a strong playoffs: Damien Brunner of the Red Wings.
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If a recent report is accurate, the New York Rangers will attract some seriously high-profile candidates for their vacant head coaching position.
According to Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos, Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier -- two of the most prominent players in the history of the franchise -- are both interested in the job.
The Rangers entered the season as a Stanley Cup favorite...
This weekend Wayne Gretzky told Darren Dreger of TSN that he shouldn't be on the candidates list for the Rangers head coaching position and that it's "very unlikely" he will be the next head coach.
...well there you have it folks. Scratch another candidate off the list.
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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 five-game, second-round Stanley Cup playoff loss to the Boston Bruins.Gretzky, a four-time Stanley Cup...
Bob McKenzie at TSN says if Mark Messier is interested, he can't be ruled out as a contender for the Rangers vacant head coach position, but there's no hurry to get him behind the bench.
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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.
If a recent report is accurate, the New York Rangers will some seriously high-profile candidates for their vacant head coaching position.
According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier — two of the most prominent players in the history of the franchise — are both interested in the job.
The Rangers entered the season as a Stanley Cup favorite under John...
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According to NHL.com, both Messier and Gretzkey are reportedly...
Rangers GM Glen Sather might have to postpone his annual fishing trip this summer given how much work awaits him this offseason. After firing head coach John Tortorella, Slats and Co.’s first order of business will be to find a replacement bench boss. After that and in no particular order, the Rangers will need to [...]
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
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.
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