David Quinn fired as Rangers coach; Chris Drury begins search for replacement

In the final step of a major shift in leadership for the New York Rangers, head coach David Quinn and most of his staff were fired Wednesday.

New team president and general manager Chris Drury took a few days to mull the decision, but ultimately decided to move on. The decision came one week after Drury replaced former team president John Davidson and GM Jeff Gorton, who were abruptly ousted by Rangers owner James Dolan.

The only coaches who will be kept are goaltending coach Benoit Allaire and skills coach Mark Ciaccio, a person with knowledge of the situation told the USA TODAY Network. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has not made a formal announcement.  The New York Post was the first to report Quinn's firing.

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