Report: Rangers to interview Gerard Gallant this week

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Dec 9, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Vegas Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant shouts to a player during the third period against the Dallas Stars at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Reports are coming out this evening that the New York Rangers have been granted permission by the Vegas Golden Knights to speak with Gerard Gallant. This is the first confirmed rumored candidate that the Rangers will be interviewing.

Rangers to interview Gerard Gallant

On the latest edition of TSN Insider Trading Darren Dreger confirmed that Gallant will interview for the job. “The New York Rangers have been granted permission by the Vegas Golden Knights to interview Gerard Gallant,” Dreger said. “So clearly he is one of the top candidates in the process that has been started by Chris Drury.”

Gallant is also the head coach for Team Canada which is why the Rangers are moving quickly. “The timing has more to do with the travel plans for Gallant,” Dreger explained. “He is on his way to Latvia this weekend. So the New York Rangers would at least want to spend some time, and have at least one conversation with Gerard Gallant before he begins taking on the responsibility of running Canada at the World Men’s Hockey Championship.”

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Get to know Gerard Gallant

Career Coaching Record: 270-216-4-51 .550%
Playoffs: 18-15

The 57 year-old Gallant is on many NHL team’s short list of candidates. He had three stop in the NHL with Columbus, Florida, and Vegas. He was a smashing success for the expansion Golden Knights taking them to the Stanley Cup Finals in their first season.

Gallant was an early favorite as soon as David Quinn was let go. Larry Brooks recently stated: “Sources have indicated that Gerard Gallant, who engineered the revival of the Panthers before taking the Golden Knights to the Cup final in the expansion team’s inaugural season, is at the top of the list and should expect an interview with Drury forthwith.”

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