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Report: Rangers get permission to speak to Hynes about coaching job

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The New York Rangers aren't wasting any time reaching out to former Nashville Predators head coach John Hynes about their own vacancy in the role.

The Predators gave the Rangers permission to contact Hynes, reports the New York Post's Mollie Walker. Nashville general manager Barry Trotz fired Hynes on Tuesday and replaced him with Andrew Brunette.

Gerard Gallant and the Rangers parted ways earlier in May following the Blueshirts' first-round playoff exit.

Hynes and New York president and general manager Chris Drury were college teammates at Boston University in the '90s. Hynes spent the last three-plus seasons behind the Predators' bench and coached the New Jersey Devils for four-plus campaigns until they fired him in December 2019.

The 48-year-old has an all-time coaching record of 284-254-63.

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