The Rangers today announced they would not
bring coach Ron Low back for a third year. Low, who's contract
expired with the Rangers failure to make the post-season for the fifth
straight season, leaves the Rangers after two years and a 69-81-9-5
New York struggled during Low's tenure on
both defense and specialty teams. giving up 290 and 258 goals
respectively. The Penalty Kill finished last in the league this
season and many attributed the failure of the Rangers to keep the goal out
of their net to the coaching staff.
Glen Sather refused to go into details on
why he won't renew Low's contract but did go on to say that Ron Low has a
place with the New York Rangers if he is unable to get another job.
Speculation on Low's replacement centers
around former Stars coach Ken Hitchcock who was fired earlier this
season. When questioned about his interest in Hitchcock, Sather said
he was interested because of Hitchcock's history.