New York Rangers Rumors: Another Prominent Name Becomes Coaching Candidate

The New York Rangers' coaching search is still ongoing, although a respected veteran bench boss was recently named as the favorite to land the gig. 

But that hasn't stopped the Blueshirts from asking for—and obtaining—permission to speak with newly-fired Nashville Predators coach John Hynes. 

Rangers president and general manager Chris Drury was teammates with Hynes at Boston University in the 1990s. Hynes has a somewhat middling career mark in the regular season behind the bench in the NHL, with a .525 winning percentage. 

But it's his playoff record that has Rangers fans foaming at the mouth about the prospect of him taking over the Blueshirts' job. In four different playoff appearances (with the New Jersey Devils and the Predators), Hynes has a 4-15 record (.211), losing each of those four series. 

Safe to say that the hiring of Hynes would not be a popular move amongst the denizens of Madison Square Garden, and they've taken to Twitter in droves to slam the idea.

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