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Canucks: Know your Foe – NYR Head Coach Gerard Gallant (audio)



The New York Rangers at morning skate Tuesday at Rogers Arena.

We were both on our way out of the building Tuesday when I ran into New York Rangers Head Coach Gerard Gallant. Just enough time to get a couple of basic questions in previewing tonight’s game (:90-seconds of audio) against the Vancouver Canucks. The Blueshirts are 6-2-1 on the young season, behind some sterling netminding from Igor Shesterkin, who carries a goals against average of 1.70 and a save percentage of .947 this season. Hello!

Gallant makes reference to that, and in his preview of the Canucks he expects a desperate hockey club giving it their all.

I also asked him a quick question about maybe his best friend in hockey, Steve Yzerman, and the Detroit GM’s effort to turn around the franchise they played with together for nine seasons.

After NHL head coaching stints in Columbus, Florida, and Vegas, Gallant is overjoyed to be coaching the New York Rangers of the Original Six.

The Rangers and the Vancouver Canucks, always a flashback to the 1994 Stanley Cup Final, get started just after 7 pm Tuesday night at Rogers Arena. The Canucks are 3-5-and-1 on the season.

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