Through the first few days of training camp under David Quinn, Kevin Hayes said that the new Rangers coach is "very vocal" and "always teaching." (NY Post)
Chris Kreider and Brady Skjei said that there was constant communication between the players and the new coach and Skjei noted that Quinn "listens, too, if you know what I mean." (NY Post)
Hayes said that things that "should have been addressed and weren't" were now being addressed under Quinn and that "everyone is held accountable." (NY Post)
He added that "you are going to work hard or you're not going to play." (NY Post)
Kreider said that the amount of communication on the ice between players has increased and that previously it was "too quiet." (NY Post)
He added that the drills the Rangers are going through under Quinn "have a purpose" and Skjei said that Rangers, defensively, are designed to play in a five-man unit that protects the middle.
Skjei added that things feel like a "fresh start" this year and a "real good vibe." (NY Post)
Adam Rotter: The Rangers brought David Quinn in to change things and so none of this is surprising. Alain Vigneault was very successful as head coach of the Rangers but a lot of that success featured a veteran heavy team full a players that had grown up together. Last year was a transitional season after moving on from Derek Stepan and Dan Girardi, two important leaders and the Rangers didn't have the players on, or off the ice, to execute how Vigneault wanted to run things.