According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post a new name has come up in the race for the New York Rangers coaching position. This name is New York Islanders assistant coach Doug Weight. He joins the likes of AHL coach Dallas Eakins, Former Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff, Phoenix Coyotes coach Dave Tippett and former Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault. Before the Rangers can talk to Weight however they would need permission from the Islanders, as his contract is not up yet.
“Messier and Sather are inextricably linked through their careers, and with The Captain asking for the challenge, Sather may feel compelled to give him a chance.”
This quote makes it sound like Messier is an obvious front runner for the position but the media also though John Tortorella wouldn’t be fired. Anything can happen.
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