Days later, after the humiliating series defeat to New Jersey Devils, Gerard Gallant and the NYR parted ways earlier today. Gallant’s tenure as New York Rangers coach lasted for two seasons.
The Rangers hired Gerard Gallant in 2021 after they fired David Quinn after his miserable run as coach. Under Quinn, Rangers missed playoffs in two of his three seasons. Gallant showed promise as he did a quick one-eighty as NYR carved 110 points in the last season. Furthermore, the Rangers reached the Eastern Conference finals where eventual runners-up Tampa Bay defeated them. Also Read: “I don’t give a f*ck” Ilya Samsonov when compared to Bobrovsky’s play
Nevertheless, the agile and sporty play in the 2021-22 season bled into the 2022-23 season. As expected, Gallant delivered by earning a consecutive playoff spot with 107 points in the regular season. He became the first coach since Alan Vigneault from 2014-15 to 2016-17 to have consecutive 100-point seasons. Moreover, the Canadian had a point percentage of.662, which is the second-best among past NYR coaches.
The failure against Hudson Derby rivals shot bullets into the team and the management. After winning the first two games, they failed to win two in the remaining five and succumbed to a lazy shutout in the decider Game 7.
The Rangers are yet to name a successor for Gallant, a former Jack Adams winner. General Manager Drury informed in a statement that they are very early in the process and are looking for all types of candidates at the moment. Also Read: Why is the logo of Seattle Kraken one of the best in the NHL?
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