Two Legends Vie for One Job

Published On June 2, 2013 | By Justin McGrail

After a second round exit at the hands of the Boston Bruins, the New York Rangers are searching for a new head coach after firing John Tortorella.

Tortorella helmed the team for four underwhelming seasons before being let go. The Rangers have multiple options in their search for a head coach.

Two former Rangers, who happen to be Hall of Famers, have emerged as front runners for the job.

Wayne Gretzky, who played his final three years as a Ranger, and Mark Messier, who broke a 54 year streak when he won the Stanley Cup in 1994. Messier guaranteed a win in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals and followed that guarantee with a hat trick

Messier has never coached in any level professionally whereas Gretzky helmed the Phoenix Coyotes for four years after purchasing an ownership stake in 2001.

After Tortorella’s exit, the Rangers are looking to move in a new direction.There are two hall-of-famers in line for the job, New York is in good shape to move forward.

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