David Quinn would be the favorite


The NHL coaching carousel has been running at full speed since the start of the off-season. Whether it’s interim coaches who have achieved full-time status (Martin St-Louis, Bruce Boudreau and Jay Woodcroft), interim coaches who have not been retained (Andrew Brunette, Derek King and Mike Yeo) or layoffs ( Bruce Cassidy and Peter DeBoer, among others), moved behind the NHL benches.

In all, exactly 12 teams had to find a full-time manager for the 2022-23 season.

And although nine of the 12 positions have been filled, there are still the Bruins, the Jets and the Red Wings who have not yet found their trusted man.

However, the picture is starting to take shape and for Boston there would be a clear favorite right now: David Quinn.

TFP’s Shawn Hutcheon reports.

Quinn, the former Rangers head coach and current Team USA head coach, is a candidate who has been around for some time in the rumors surrounding the Bruins’ work. He was at the helm of Rangers between 2018-19 and 2020-21 (when Jeff Gorton was the GM of the team), but failed to lead the team to the playoffs.

Rangers were in the qualifying round (the 3 out of 5 series) on the bubble in 2020, but they didn’t win, so they haven’t officially reached the playoffs. They also got the first choice in the next draft and with this they chose Alexis Lafrenière.

Elliott Friedman also noted that Quinn was a strong candidate for Boston, but he also raised the name of Jim Montgomery, who would also be at the peak of the contest. Quinn plan A and Montgomery plan B?

And as for the Jets, Friedman had a few too Information about this. Maintenant que Barry Trotz (qui était vraisemblablement leur premier choix) a déclaré qu’il ne veut pas être entraîneur la saison prochaine, l’équipe aurait jasé avec Andrew Brunette, qui était à la barre des Panthers (sur une base intérimaire) la saison last.

Paul Maurice in Florida and Andrew Brunette (potentially) in Winnipeg would almost be a “coaching transaction”.

Otherwise, Friedman also says watching Jeff Halpern and Derek Lalonde, Jon Cooper’s two principal assistants in Tampa Bay, should get attention. The odds of either of them having a chance elsewhere seem high.

Either way, we’ll see if these rumors eventually turn into hires, but clearly the merry-go-round looks like it’s about to end. Although at Red Wings, Steve Yzerman manages to keep everything Very hermetic …

Lot of

“The important thing is that in the end he made it.

– I adore.

– Well deserved.

– Considering that Slafkovsky, Cooley, Nemec, Jiricek, Gauthier and the others are not there, one chance that he is the one who won this honor!

– A folder set up for the Clippers.


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