Is Gerard Gallant on the hot seat?

Per the Halford and Brough podcast on Sportsnet, transcribed by @taj1944, it looks like Gerard Gallant is on the hot seat for the New York Rangers. Gallant on the hot seat shouldn’t be surprising, given how the Rangers basically gave up in Game 7 and looked supremely outclassed by the Devils in the final five games of their disappointing first round series loss.

Heads will likely roll with this loss. Maybe not because they lost, but the manner in which they did lose. Giving up, getting completely outclassed, outcoached, and outplayed by the New Jersey Devils. The Rangers quit from puck drop. That’s not entirely on the coach, but Gallant’s head would be the first to roll if there is a shakeup.

Remember, Gallant on the hot seat isn’t new. He was thisclose to being fired in December before the Rangers turned their season around following the helmet toss. There does appear to be a disconnect between Gallant and Chris Drury, which adds fuel to the fire.

Add in an impatient owner stuck in an antiquated approach to running a hockey team, notably in just bringing in aging stars round the clock, and you have a coach that has likely worn out his welcome after just two seasons.


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