SportsCenter’s Inside the NHL looks at the fallout from John Tortorella’s firing in New York and who the Rangers look to next. The New York Rangers fired head coach John Tortorella on Wednesday. Now, the search begins to find his replacement.
Following the dismissal of head coach John Tortorella, the New York Rangers will begin their search for a new bench boss. During his media availability on Wednesday afternoon, general manager Glen Sather opted to speak generally about the state of the team’s power structure, with the exception of confirming his intent to remain as manager and president.
When asked about potential candidates to replace Tortorella, Sather merely stated the organization was going to find the right guy. This ambiguity has sparked a wealth of speculation about who that guy might be. Unsurprisingly, the assumed candidates also happen to be the marquee names of this summer’s free agent class of coaches.
Alain Vigneault and Lindy Ruff were both employed as head coaches at the start of the 2013 season but failed to remain so at the end of it. According to Sather, he hopes to have a new coach in place prior to the NHL Draft on June 30.