Skip to content
Gerard Gallant loses patience in front of the media in New York

Since the Rangers’ elimination, there have been rumours that Gerard Gallant could be fired.

After all, his team hasn’t been able to get past the first round even with all the big additions to the team in recent months, and some are pointing the finger at him for the Rangers’ failure.

But in reality, Gallant has little to reproach himself for. He’s not the one who hasn’t delivered the goods on the ice, rather it’s some of the New York team’s star players.

I’m referring to Artemi Panarin, who hasn’t found the back of the net in seven games against New Jersey. Mika Zibanejad also needs to take a look in the mirror. In a nutshell.

The Rangers’ current head coach is aware of the whispers about him, and he lost his patience in front of reporters this morning, when it was time to take stock of the team.

Gallant said he was disappointed by the rumours created by the media, and said out loud that he “couldn’t believe it” when asked about them:

He was irritated, Mr. Gallant. And I can understand why.

Basically, the main interested party maintains that he has no real reason to believe the rumors in question because of his performance with the team since he landed in the Big Apple two years ago.

In 2021-2022, the Rangers made it all the way to the Final Four before losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games. At the time, they had put up stiff opposition to the most recent Stanley Cup champion, which is no mean feat.

All this to say that Gallant still sees himself behind the Rangers bench in the future. He claims to have had no discussions with Chris Drury (GM) and Rangers management about a possible dismissal…

And that’s why he got a little “worked up” in front of reporters today.

In Brief

– And that’s even though the Knights’ captain looked pretty banged up to coach yesterday.

– Mark Borowiecki announces his retirement.

– To be continued. The CH alumnus is currently Jon Cooper’s assistant coach with the Lightning.

– Love it.

– Hmm. That’s a good question.

More Content