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Bryan Trottier Relieved of Coaching Duties

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that head coach Bryan Trottier has been relieved of his coaching duties. A new coach will be named tomorrow prior to the Rangers game vs. the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden.

Trottier, 46, posted a record of 21-26-6-1 in 54 games behind the New York bench this season. He was named head coach on June 12, 2002 after spending the previous four seasons in the Colorado Avalanche organization, serving as an assistant coach.

"After the last three games, we made the decision that the team is sliding in the wrong way," Sather said during a conference call. "I just felt that I had to do something and had to do it quickly if we were going to salvage the season."
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