All signs are pointing to a when, not if, the Rangers hire Gerard Gallant as their next head coach. Darren Dreger would be “gobsmacked” if Gallant passes. Dreger also noted the Rangers are extremely interested.
Dreger: "I know the New York Rangers are keenly interested in Gerard Gallant."
— NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) June 7, 2021
As noted multiple times, Gallant seems to be the clear cut number-one choice for the Rangers as their next head coach. Despite giving Rick Tocchet a second interview, it seems to be Gallant’s job to lose. With Canada coming back with gold from Latvia, a second interview is guaranteed shortly.
If a formal announcement isn’t made by July 1, I’ll be surprised.