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NHL The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time  

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One of the oldest teams in the NHL, the New York Rangers have had plenty of great (and not so great) coaches, but who is the best New York Rangers head coach of all time? This list ranks every New York Rangers coach from best to worst based on user votes. Hockey fans like you vote to determine the list order. Vote up your top New York Rangers coaches, keeping stats like regular season record and playoff appearances in mind.

Lester Patrick was the first head coach for the Rangers and got the franchise off to a winning start. After the Rangers joined the league in 1926, Patrick lead the Rangers to Stanley Cup championships in 1928 and 1933. In Mike Keenan's only year as head coach from 1993-1994, he lead the Rangers to their first Stanley Cup Championship since 1940. Keenen would leave the Rangers to coach the St. Louis Blues.

If the New York Rangers assembled a team with the best NHL players from every decade, who would you hire to coach? Vote up the winningest New York Rangers coach, or just the coach that you personally liked the most, then see if they've ever had an NHL coaching meltdown.
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Emile Francis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time

2
20 5
Lester Patrick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Lester Patrick Died at 77 (1883-1960)

3
23 8
Mike Keenan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Mike Keenan age 69

4
24 14
Alain Vigneault is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time

5
15 6
Roger Neilson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time

6
7 1
Fred Shero is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Fred Shero Died at 65 (1925-1990)

7
11 5
John Tortorella is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time

8
13 7
Herb Brooks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Herb Brooks Died at 66 (1937-2003)

9
8 5
Colin Campbell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time

10
8 5
Frank Boucher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Frank Boucher Died at 76 (1901-1977)

11
5 2
Craig Patrick is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Craig Patrick age 72

12
4 1
Tom Webster is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Tom Webster age 70

13
7 5
Tom Renney is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Tom Renney age 63

14
5 4
Neil Colville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Neil Colville Died at 73 (1914-1987)

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2 1
John Ferguson, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
John Ferguson, Sr. Died at 69 (1938-2007)

16
3 3
Muzz Patrick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Muzz Patrick Died at 83 (1915-1998)

17
2 2
George Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time

18
2 2
Bernie Geoffrion is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Bernie Geoffrion Died at 75 (1931-2006)

19
4 5
John Muckler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
John Muckler age 84

20
3 4
Doug Harvey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Doug Harvey Died at 65 (1924-1989)

21
2 3
Ron Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Ron Smith

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2 3
Lynn Patrick is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Lynn Patrick Died at 68 (1912-1980)

23
2 3
Larry Popein is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Larry Popein age 88

24
1 2
Phil Watson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Phil Watson Died at 77 (1914-1991)

25
1 2
Jean-Guy Talbot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time

26
3 5
Bill Cook is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Bill Cook Died at 91 (1895-1986)

27
1 3
Alfred Pike is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Alfred Pike

28
1 3
Michel Bergeron is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Michel Bergeron age 64

29
1 3
Ron Stewart is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Ron Stewart Died at 80 (1932-2012)

30
5 8
Glen Sather is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Glen Sather age 75

31
4 8
Phil Esposito is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Phil Esposito age 76

32
2 6
Ron Low is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Ron Low age 68

33
2 6
Ted Sator is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Ted Sator age 69

34
4 9
Bryan Trottier is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time