Since the last game of the season for the New York Rangers, there have been huge changes to the team’s front office.
First, the team fired general manager Jeff Gorton and President John Davidson.
It was speculated that this was because of the team’s statement about the disappointment with NHL player safety, but this was false. The organization decided they want to go in a different direction.
After the last game of the season, it was announced that the Rangers fired head coach David Quinn and assistant coaches David Oliver, Jacques Martin, and Greg Brown. The only one not fired was goaltender coach Benoit Allaire.
All of this is huge news. The most shocking was the firing of Gorton and Davidson. This means that the Rangers have a clear front office as of now. The team went through many changes the past few years, and it looks like there will be more to come now.
Chris Drury was promoted to general manager and is on the search for a head coach. There have already been plenty of rumors flying around. It looks like the Rangers want to have a veteran coach for the young squad. Someone like Gerald Gallant is in the running to become the head coach. Other names being thrown around are John Tortorella, Patrick Roy, and Claude Julien.
Obviously, these past few seasons haven’t been working out well. There’s a lot of inconsistency throughout the whole team, and that is the main problem that keeps the team from the playoffs. Change like this can be good.
There are many different directions the organization can go with this. A veteran coach might be good for a team so young and new to the NHL.
At the same time, that veteran coach needs to understand and work well with younger players.
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