The New York Rangers have officially finished their season, but that doesn’t mean the team is done making moves. Many fans are expecting to see some interesting moves this offseason. While we have some time to wait for that, other news came about the other day in the Rangers front office.
On April 4, it was announced that Glen Sather would step down from his role as president of the New York Rangers. It was stated that Sather would go back into a senior advisory role for the team. Sather will get to work closely with MSG chairman James Dolan when it comes to picking a replacement. Sather had said they would like to find someone by June 21 or July 1.
This leaves the team with quite some options on who could become the next president. Rumors have already sparked that Steve Yzerman of the Tampa Bay Lightning can be a potential replacement for Sather. Yzerman is in the final year of his contract as an adviser in Tampa. Another popular candidate is John Davidson, president of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
As of now, anything you see is just rumors and predictions. There hasn’t been any new information on this yet. With that being said, the next president will have a lot of challenges to face, but will also bring a breath of fresh air.
With a rebuilding team, the Rangers need a president that understands this process on the same level as everyone else. The new president has to focus on not only the Rangers but also their minor league affiliates as well. The Hartford Wolfpack have not had any recent success, and most players have become career AHL players.
With a new president, this organization can really start fresh. It could be a replacement that affects the team in a positive way. The Rangers are rebuilding and have missed the playoffs for two straight seasons. With a new president and the right moves made, this team could have a quick rebuild.