BREAKING: New York Rangers Make Huge Decision On Coach's Status

After a season that ended with a disappointing first-round exit after such high expectations, the future of New York Rangers head coach Gerard Gallant was in question. Now, the decision has been made: Gallant is out.

The two sides have "agreed to part ways" after a 107-point regular season that ended in a seven-game elimination at the hands of the New Jersey Devils. 

As noted by NHL Insider Pierre LeBrun, Gallant still had another year plus an option on his contract. He feels that the 59-year-old does want to continue coaching. 

It was only a few days ago that the Rangers were strongly linked to a former 3-time Stanley Cup winning coach as a potential replacement if Gallant were to be relieved of his duties. 

Rumors will now ramp up on a number of other names who could potentially be in line to take over behind the Rangers' bench. 

Gallant had a 99-46-19 record in New York, a .662 points percentage. He took the Blueshirts to the Conference Finals last season, but flamed out in the first-round this year. 

After previous stints behind the bench with the Vegas Golden Knights, Florida Panthers and Columbus Blue Jackets, Gallant takes a .576 points percentage into the free agent market, with a record of 369-262-70 (plus 4 ties) in 705 NHL games coached.

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