Kenny's an old school guy and is probably projecting his hatred of the Rangers on the situation. I'm sure he is just stating his emphatic opinion, not trying to imply that he has any inside knowledge to back it up.
While I want to believe it, who knows. Deal with Kings first. Nothing will be decided definitively right now. Even if Zach lays an egg in the finals, he'd still be wanted back. The rangers, their fans and the writers can talk about this all they want because they have the time since the rangers are playing golf now.