2023 New York Rangers Coaching Search

The latest on what may be going on with the Rangers

6/5/23 | 1PM: The Rangers are reportedly not planning to speak with Patrick Roy. (The Athletic, NY Post)

Elliotte Friedman said on The Jeff Marek Show of rumors of the Rangers and Roy, “Unless that happened this morning that is not what I heard. I heard on the weekend that they were kind of deciding between Hynes and Laviolette, if there is someone else there, I didn’t know about it, but as far as I heard, as of last night, the Rangers hadn’t spoken to him. Now maybe they pick up the phone and make the call today, but if I were Calgary or Anaheim I would be calling this guy…”

6/3/23 | 6:05 PM: Friedman was on NHL Now on Saturday and said of the Rangers ” I think Peter Laviolette was just in there for a second interview. To me, I think the Rangers are probably using this weekend…I thought that if it was going to be Laviolette it would have been done last week, my timeline was off there. I gotta think that the Rangers are at a point now where they are making their decision. To me, I think the likely two guys are him and John Hynes, if there is anybody else who is really seriously in this, I confess that I’m not aware of who that individual is. I think the Rangers are at a point where they are going to be making their choice either this weekend or early next week.”

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2024 Stadium Series

The Rangers will play the Islanders at MetLife Stadium on Feb 18

6/3/23 | The NHL has confirmed that the Rangers will play the Islanders at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, February 18th.

The time of the game is still TBD.

Chris Drury said in a statement “The New York Rangers are thrilled to have the opportunity to play at MetLife Stadium as part of the 2024 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series™,” Taking part in marquee events is a privilege we don’t take for granted. I’m excited for our players, organization, and fans that the Rangers will have the chance to play outdoors next February.”

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2023 New York Rangers Coaching Search

Mike Babcock will reportedly be the Head Coach in Columbus

Darren Dreger tweets that Mike Babcock will be the next coach of the Blue Jackets.

Babcock reportedly interviewed with the Rangers but neither side pursued it very far as Babcock reportedly didn’t want to coach in another high-pressure market.

Elliotte Friedman said on 32 Thoughts that “One of the reasons I don’t think he would have been a fit or wouldn’t have wanted a job like the Rangers is I think he wanted something that was a little bit more out of the spotlight.”

The Blue Jackets were also reportedly very interest in Peter Laviolette.

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2023 New York Rangers Coaching Search, Peter Laviolette

The latest on the Rangers and Peter Laviolette (Updates)

6/1/23 | 12:29 PM: Elliotte Friedman said that he does not believe Laviolette was in NY earlier this week, and that he was either in NY or getting to NY on Thursday. He added that “I heard there were a couple of guys going in for second interviews there. “(The Jeff Marek Show)

5/31/23 | 9 AM:  On 32 Thoughts Podcast, Friedman said on Wednesday “Laviolette, I believe, was in NY on Tuesday and like I said, if it was going to be him I thought we were going to find out pretty quick. I am very curious to see if now they decide to interview Hynes, Drury and Hynes have a history in college together.”

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2023 New York Rangers Offseason

Rangers trade prospect Jayden Grubbe to Edmonton for a fifth-round pick

The Rangers have traded 2021 third round pick, 65th overall, Jayden Grubbe to Edmonton for a fifth round pick in the 2023 draft.

Grubbe, a center, had 19 goals and 49 assists in 64 game for Red Deer this season and 2 goals and 14 assists in 12 playoff games.

The Rangers let other teams know in April that they weren’t going to be signing Grubbe by the June 1 deadline. (Seravalli)

Grubbe was the second player, after Brennan Othmann, that was drafted in Chris Drury’s first draft as GM.

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