4/17/18 | In the Athletic, Rick Carpiniello writes that he hasn't heard anything about Carolina coach Bill Peters possibly being on the Rangers radar and that Sheldon Keefe of the AHL Marlies is not at the top of their list.
4/16/18 | On the NHL Network on Monday, Elliotte Friedman said that it's likely teams will start lining up interviews with head coaching candidates.
On the Rangers, Friedman said that he has heard mixed things about which direction the Rangers will go in with their next head coach.
He noted that some think they will go with a coach that has experience with young players like a Jim Montgomery of University of Denver or David Quinn of Boston University.
Friedman noted that there are some connections the Rangers have to Quinn, with Chris Drury and Kevin Shattenkirk being BU alums.
He noted that others think the Rangers will go with a more experienced coaching candidate, depending on who is available and added that Bill Peters could opt out of his contract with Carolina, Barry Trotz could lose his job with Washington and there is still no definite word on whether Edmonton will keep Todd McLellan.
Last week, Friedman wrote that a lot of names were being thrown around regarding the Rangers, including Montgomery, former Ranger Tony Granata of the University of Wisconsin, Sheldon Keefe of the AHL Toronto Marlies and maybe AHL Manitoba's Pascal Vincent, who was just named AHL coach of the year. (Sportsnet)