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Is he coming or is he staying? David Quinn is now reportedly out of the running as the next head coach of the New York Rangers. Instead, he’s staying put at Boston University.

Attempting to sort out who the next head coach in Rangerstown will be is one of the more fruitless ventures in life right now.

Larry Brooks of the New York Post reported on Thursday that a potential replacement for Alain Vigneault, David Quinn, will not take the head coaching position for the New York Rangers.

The situation gets more bizarre as the Boston University coach, who was named to coach Team USA at the World Junior Championships next December, has not told the Rangers of his decision.

Brooks went as far as to tweet that as of 1:45 p.m. ET on Thursday afternoon, Quinn had yet to notify the Rangers of his decision with the New York Post confirming this information.

The Rangers have been watching other teams sign valid coaches in the past few days.

University of Denver coach Jim Montgomery was hired to coach the Dallas Stars. Former Carolina Hurricane coach Bill Peters signed with the Calgary Flames to be their head coach which now eliminates each of them for the Rangers opening.

Another potential coach the Rangers are considering is Sheldon Keefe of the AHL Toronto Marlies. Currently, Toronto is in the second round of the AHL playoffs and is unavailable to talk to the Rangers.

Jeff Gorton believes that it is not necessary to have a coach hired for the NHL Entry Draft in June, but would like to have one in place prior to the start of free agency which begins on July 1. The team has said that they are looking for a coach with experience who can also be productive working with the younger players on the Rangers roster.

The team should get some clarification from Quinn in the very near future regarding if the rumors are accurate.

The Rangers didn’t have a great lottery draft selection last Saturday and so far, the head coach search has been extremely quiet (despite the overall Quinn confusion).

Don’t worry Rangerstown, things cant get that much worse, can they?

A graduate of St. John's University class of '91. I have been a fan of the New York Rangers since the days of Peter Puck. Founder of Ranger Proud, the Facebook page that covers all news, notes, pre /post-game stats, and player quotes. I can be reached at Nyrfc12@gmail.com