5/18/18 | 7:47PM: McKenzie says that Jeff Gorton is in Denmark at the World Championships right now so nothing is believed to be "imminent."
He adds that Quinn has already interviewed with the Rangers and appears to be their "primary target." (McKenzie)
7:43PM: Bob McKenzie says that while a deal is not yet done, David Quinn "appears to be fairly well down the road in the process" of becoming the next coach of the Rangers.
5:24PM: According to Elliotte Friedman, "word this afternoon" is that the Rangers focus is, again, on BU's David Quinn to replace Alain Vigneault.
On Thursday, Bob McKenzie said on his Podcast, "every couple of days there seem to be reports that Quinn has told BU he is coming back and not going pro and then his name pops back up as a candidate. I don't have a handle at this moment on if David Quinn is available or not but his name keeps popping back up, percolating around as a potential candidate for the Rangers but I don't necessarily get the sense that he is this obvious choice front runner that is about to get an offer. Could be wrong but that is my take."
It's been reported that Quinn has told friends he will remain at Boston University but that he had not officially informed the Rangers of that decision.
Quinn was also named the head coach for Team USA's World Juniors team this coming December.
Quinn was an assistant at BU for three seasons while Kevin Shattenkirk was there and assistant GM Chris Drury is also a BU alum.
He was reportedly an option for Buffalo last summer and has said in the past that he has the "best job in all of hockey" and that it would take "something special" for him to leave BU. (WKBW)
There are currently 12 players from Boston University that have been drafted in recent years and 18 BU alums played in the NHL at one point this season.
Quinn was an associate coach at BU from 2004-05 to 2008-09, head coach of Lake Erie in the AHL from 2009-10 to 2011-12, an assistant with the Avs in 2012-13 and has been head coach at BU since 2013-14 to the present.
Steve Greeley, formerly the Director of Player Personnel for the Rangers in 2015-16 and 2016-17, was an associate coach with Quinn at BU in 2013-14 and 2014-15.
Greeley is currently the assistant GM of the Sabres.
Adam Rotter: The Quinn situation has been confusing from the beginning and since there have been no public statements from him or BU about his status the rumors will persist. He's definitely a viable candidate for the job and while he may be the focus of the Rangers search, he may not feel the same way about them. I would think that sooner than later he will make a statement about his decision to stay at BU or we will likely start hearing a lot more buzz about him becoming the next Rangers coach.
He's been sending a lot of players to the NHL lately, including guys like Charlie McAvoy, Clayton Keller and Jack Eichel, and has a ton of coaching experience at different levels. I am sure that the Rangers have done a lot of homework on BU and Quinn and with all of the Boston connections they have on the roster and front office, they have probably been able to speak with a ton of people about him. I think that if it's him we will find out sooner than later but if it isn't Quinn, we could be waiting for another month or so for the Rangers to name a new coach.