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The Hockey News Podcast: Will Gerard Gallant Lead the Rangers to the Playoffs?

Will new coach Gallant bring the culture change the Rangers seek? How much tinkering do the Avalanche need? Which teams should chase Dougie Hamilton? And more.

This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin:

- The New York Rangers name Gerard Gallant as their new head coach. Is he the right hire?

- The Colorado Avalanche went from seemingly unstoppable to dropping four straight to the Vegas Golden Knights and bowing out in Round 2. What should GM Joe Sakic do to get his team over the hump?

- The Carolina Hurricanes give defenseman Dougie Hamilton permission to speak with other teams before free agency, setting up a potential sign-and-trade. Who should pursue him most aggressively?

 - Goaltender Tuukka Rask needs hip surgery and won't return until winter 2022. How does that affect his UFA future? Should the Boston Bruins still bring him back?

- Seven seasons and three playoff series wins for the Winnipeg Jets under coach Paul Maurice. Is it time to part ways?

- Listener mailbag: Why do the analytics and eye test clash so much with Seth Jones?

And more! 

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