Bill Peters
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The New York Rangers hunt for a new head coach has one fewer name on its list as the Calgary Flames hired Bill Peters on Monday.

The New York Rangers have made it clear that they will not rush to find a new head coach. On Monday, their list was shortened by one, as Bill Peters, fired by the Carolina Hurricanes last week, was hired as the new head coach of the Calgary Flames.

David Quinn Hired to coach Team USA at World Juniors—won’t affect Rangers decision.

On Saturday, Team USA announced that David Quinn of Boston University would be the head coach for Team USA in the 2019 World Junior Championships. Quinn is supposedly on the list of consideration for the head coaching position with the Rangers. Larry Brooks of the New York Post mentioned sources have told him this would not jeopardize his chances of being hired by the organization.

Quinn’s resume is impressive in the two areas the Rangers have placed heavy emphasis on for their new coach. Quinn spent two seasons as the head coach of the U.S. National Team Developmental Program and has the experience on the professional side as he was an assistant coach for the 2012-13 Colorado Avalanche after three seasons as head coach of AHL Lake Erie.

Mika Zibanejad and Lias Andersson to play for Team Sweden.

The tweet translated says,

“Here is the Squad! World Cup premiere starts on Thursday when Sweden Hockey Games starts. The NHL stars are at home and here you have the whole squad to the tournament.”

Zibanejad and Andersson will play in the three-game tournament that begins on April 26.  Here is their three-game schedule:

  • Apr. 26 vs. the Czech Republic
  • Apr. 28 vs. Russia
  • Apr. 29 vs. Finland

The three-game set is a precursor as the team prepares for the World Championships which begin on May 4.

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  1. Peters wasn’t coming to New York. He was just mentioned as a possibility if he left the ‘Canes. Once Calgary fired there coach, Peters was the logical choice for the Flames, as a native of Alberta.
    Thinking that it will come down to either Sheldon Keefe of the Marlies, Jim Montgomery from U of Denver, David Quinn from BU, Todd Nelson Edmonton’s AHL coach, and possibly Dan Byslma.
    I like the idea of a coach who’s had success developing younger players, and those first four have done well. Can’t argue with Byslma past success, but not sure if he’s up to the task of coaching in NYC.