7:17PM: According to Larry Brooks, David Quinn has not informed the Rangers of his intention to remain at BU and Quinn is still on the Rangers list of potential coaches.
Quinn's connections to the Rangers included being an assistant at BU while Kevin Shattenkirk was there, as well as assistant GM Chris Drury being a BU alum.
Jim Montgomery, the coach of the University of Denver, will reportedly be named head coach of the Dallas Stars on Friday.
Adam Rotter: So Montgomery is going to Dallas, Quinn is out and the number of coaching candidates that we know the Rangers have been connected to is dwindling. Quinn, maybe because of his BU connections, felt like more of a realistic option for the Rangers than Montgomery, but neither will be behind the bench next season. So what now for the Rangers? There are still a number of interesting candidates out there with Todd Nelson and Dave Tippett at the top of my list. Those two are at different ends of the spectrum with Nelson being mostly an AHL coach and Tippett having spent a long time behind an NHL bench. The Rangers are taking their time in this search, and as Brooks notes, might be waiting to speak with coaches that are still in their respective playoffs. With the expectation that Carolina may stay internal with their coach, and that Todd Reirden is likely to replace Barry Trotz, if Trotz isn't brought back, the Rangers will have all the time in the world, until free agency, to make a decision. I think Trotz could be very high on their list if he becomes available, but the Rangers could be waiting until the middle of June to find out.