Anaheim Ducks Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabres Calgary Flames Carolina Hurricanes Chicago Blackhawks Colorado Avalanche Columbus Blue Jackets Dallas Stars Detroit Red Wings Edmonton Oilers Florida Panthers Los Angeles Kings Minnesota Wild Montreal Canadiens Nashville Predators New Jersey Devils New York Islanders New York Rangers Ottawa Senators Philadelphia Flyers Phoenix Coyotes Pittsburgh Penguins San Jose St. Louis Blues Tampa Bay Lightning Toronto Maple Leafs Vancouver Canucks Washington Capitals Winnipeg Jets
Magazine Schedule Rumors Rankings Teams Headlines Lifestyle Rookie Watch Ice Girls Videos TFP Radio Subscribe
Bookmark and Share
June 1, 2013 | 10:36am ET
Messier wants to coach the Rangers
TheFourthPeriod.com

Former Rangers captain Mark Messier has tossed his hat in the ring and wants to become the next head coach of the franchise, reports the New York Daily News.

Citing multiple sources, the Daily News claims Messier wants to be behind the bench of the Rangers and replace John Tortorella, who was recently dismissed.

Meanwhile, Sportsnet has reported that Wayne Gretzky is also interested in the position.

The Rangers have already started searching for a new coach, and have received permission to interview former Vancouver Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault and Toronto Marlies (AHL) coach Dallas Eakins.

It's believed former Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff will also be in touch with the Rangers about their vacancy.

Phoenix head coach Dave Tippett could also become available later this month, as his contract with the Coyotes is set to expire on June 30. The Coyotes are trying to re-sign him, but he wants to know what the future of the franchise is before committing.

If Tippett becomes available, the Rangers are expected to pursue him.


Fantasy Hockey  Check out TFP's partnership with DraftKings.com
Extras  NHL Player Photo Shoots | Exclusive NHL lifestyle stories
Magazine  Get to know your favorite players. Subscribe to Hockey's Lifestyle Magazine today!

Join US

SPEAK UP

 
 
 
 
 

TFP Newsletter

 
 
 
Contact Us | Jobs @ TFP | Our Team | Advertise | Privacy Policy
© 2013 TFP Media, Inc. | All Rights Reserved | The Fourth Period™ and Ice Girls™ are registered trademarks.