According to Brett Cyrgalis of the NY Post, former Penguins and Sabres coach Dan Bylsma is not a candidate to replace Alain Vigneault.
Bylsma is currently an assistant for Team USA at the World Championships and noted that the Rangers seem to be interested in hiring a coach that can develop with their young group. (NY Post)
He added though that while the talk has been that the Rangers may be looking for a "younger coach," that it shouldn't preclude them from looking at someone like Dave Tippett. (NY Post)
Bylsma noted that Tippett has been behind an NHL bench before and developed players "for a long time." (NY Post)
In his career as a coach, Bylsma is 320-190-55 and despite being fired after only two-years, he had a .485 winning percentage in Buffalo.
Adam Rotter: Bylsma will get another job in the NHL but it seems unlikely that it will be with the Rangers. The Rangers saw Bylsma's teams up close year after year and appear interested in going in another direction. That direction, as he notes, could be toward another veteran coach like Dave Tippett or possibly Barry Trotz if he becomes available. Those are the very experienced candidates and then there are the coaches looking for a second chance like Dallas Eakins, Todd Nelson or Kirk Muller. With how secretive the Rangers have been, it's hard to know where they are exactly in their process and who they have talked to, but with the Hurricanes as the only other job open, the Rangers can and are taking their time.