The Rangers appear to have narrowed their coaching search to two candidates. One of them, Rick Tocchet, had his second interview with the Rangers yesterday, per John Gambadoro.
Former Coyotes coach Rich Tocchet had a second interview with the New York Rangers for their vacant head coaching job yesterday. Tocchet had his first interview with the Rangers last Tuesday.
— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) June 2, 2021
It is worth noting that Tocchet had (or will have) second interviews with the Rangers, Seattle, and Columbus, per Craig Moran.
It is expected that once Canada is out at the Worlds in Latvia, Gallant will have his second interview as well. We haven’t heard of the Rangers interviewing anyone outside of this pair, so they are banking on one taking the job. As far as we know, Gallant hasn’t taken on any other interviews. However that may not mean much, as he made a pitstop in New York for his interview before heading to Latvia.
It is likely the Rangers will have their head coach long before the expansion draft in July.