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Rangers looking at BC’s Greg Brown as assistant coach

July 12, 2018, by

Per Jeff Cox, BC’s Associate Head Coach Greg Brown is joining David Quinn in New York as one of his assistants. Brown has been coaching with BC since 2004-2005 after a 12 year pro career in the NHL, AHL, and Europe.

Brown was an assistant coach for eight years before being promoted to associate head coach in 2012-2013. Brown will join Lindy Ruff (presumably) as another of Quinn’s assistants.

Current Ranger Chris Kreider played under Brown at BC from 2009-2012, so there is a Rangers connection behind this rumor.

Categories : Coaching

22 comments

  1. Andy says:

    I saw your tweet on Jeff Brown…memories of 1994 when we beat the Canucks..who had a D man named Jeff Brown…welcome Greg Brown

  2. mintgecko says:

    Hey Dave you forgot to add Kevin Hayes who was apart of that B.C team. It only took 2 seconds to find out who was in that team. He’s also coached a couple of other Rangers.

    • Dave says:

      Mistakes happen. It’s how you point them out that matters.

      Way to out yourself as a dick.

      • Mintgecko says:

        You wanted me to ignore the fact that we live in the 21st century with outlets oozing of information? <– See now that would have been a dick move.

        Idk what got you so triggered from my comment but I'm honestly sorry if I truly offended you. ( No sarcasm ) you run a high quality site with good information.

        • Dave says:

          Both can be dick moves.

          Remember, this is a blog. I have a full time job, and it is not this. Sometimes a quick update is all I can do.

  3. Hockey Post says:

    I would like the Rangers at this point to do away with Lindy Ruff. You guys compare him to AV but I’ve heard Ruff is more like Torts in his tough love approach to coaching. Ruff is a dominant personality in the dressing room with NHL HC experience.
    That IMO is a recipe for disaster with a rookie HC taking the helm. I think he’ll undermine the HC with his own philosophy. I like this move as it will allow another rookie coach to join the staff and learn together as they adapt to the NHL way and the grueling schedule.

    If Ruff must stay, stick him in the box as the eye in the sky and hire one more young college or CHL assistant coach.

    • Rocky Balboa says:

      Quinn is in charge here. Quinn is a tough guy and will not be undermined by Ruff….

    • Ray says:

      Your comment presumes Quinn is a weak man who will easily be overrun. If that is correct, best we find out ASAP so we can find a better coach. If that is not correct, Ruff brings a different knowledge of the game and perspective that Quinn can tap into. Quinn can benefit from Ruff’s long term knowledge of the way the pro game is played and of the players that are playing now. Quinn can heed Ruff when he thinks Ruff is right and ignore his counsel when that is proper.

      Obviously, whether or not this works depends on the chemistry between the men, which we cannot anticipate. If it is bad, I feel confident the Rangers will find something else for Ruff to do.

  4. Reenavipul says:

    Brother of Ranger killer Doug Brown.

  5. Rich S says:

    Necessary to have good coaches, but its star players who win cups!
    Still not sold on kravtsov instead of walstrom, but saw article where ”’clark” our crack scout?? said something I liked…….Clark said the difference between Kravtsov and Kuznetsov is Kravtsov is more physically mature than Kuznetsov was at 18. He said Kuznetsov was “skin and bones” in his draft year; Kravtsov has muscle and a wider, stronger frame……[we need to get bigger and more skilled!]
    How many days until training camp Dave? Thank you for keeping the hockey season alive in these dreaded summer off seasons!!!!!!

  6. Rich S says:

    While I am at it, and I am probably in the minority BUT I think the Islanders will be better off in the long term by not having taveras huge contract on the books. The mistake was to not trade him before the deadline and at least recoup some assets for him. He is a career -42 at equal strength……????? To compare crosby is + 165, kopitar + 90, stamkos + 26…….
    He is a terrific player but not worth the money, IMHO……

    • InvalidBeard says:

      Maybe, although +/- is near meaningless for player evaluations. Strongly tied to team qualify, rather than the individual. See: Pitt/LA. Also see annual leaders. Think Marek Malik won the +/- title one year.

      • Ray says:

        “Maybe, although +/- is near meaningless for player evaluations. Strongly tied to team qualify, rather than the individual. ”

        Pure lunacy. Hockey is a team game. Ignoring shootouts and penalty shots, every aspect of the game is related to your teammates. This is equally true for every stat you can define and not some magical defect of +/-.

        All stats need to be treated with the same caveats –

        What is it trying to measure?
        How is it affected by teammates and opposition?
        How is it affected by usage?
        Beware of sample size error.

  7. Chuck A says:

    I hear that Ruff will be in charge of advanced metrics… : – )

  8. Reenavipul says:

    McLeod returns on a 1yr deal.

    Just might as well stick me in the keister with a chainsaw and not even give me a kiss beforehand.

    • Chris A says:

      Isn’t this a summer ritual by now?

      Rangers add punching bag in July

      Punching bag is banished from the org by December (or earlier)

      It happened with Jooris, Farnham, and now McLeod.

      • MjrMisconduct says:

        Josh Jooris has had 1 fight in his NHL career,so I’m not sure how his name wound up on your punching bag list.

        • Chris A says:

          Really? I’m truly shocked. Am I thinking of someone else? I could have sworn I remembered reading about what a character guy Jooris was and how AV ran him out of town because he was too tough.

          • MjrMisconduct says:

            Yeah you must be thinking of someone else Jooris has never had the reputation of being tough,having character maybe but definitely not tough.

    • Ray says:

      Groan. Unfortunately, given the rather poor depth of the forward corps, he may very well be in the lineup. The Rangers needed forward depth, but I was hoping for players better than Peter Holland and Nieves, not inferior to them.

      Definitely suggests the game has passed Gorton by.

    • Peter says:

      I was hoping they’d obtain a guy who likes to mix it up when necessary and who might be a threat to put the puck in the net too. Cody, though willing to scrap is a stumblebum, not a champ. Oh well.

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