Now that Stepan is signed, Rangers fans can breathe a big sigh or relief. Gorton has proven to be a salary-cap wizard, and he deserves a big pat on the back from the Blueshirts’ faithful.
When Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton took charge on July 1, he inherited a roster that was carefully molded into an Eastern Conference superpower by predecessor Glen Sather.
On Monday afternoon, the NHLPA announced that Derek Stepan’s arbitration hearing has been set for July 27 in Toronto. This means it’s crunch time for the cap-crunched Blueshirts.
Meet the new boss — same as the old boss? That’s not entirely accurate, but Rangers fans should be happy with Glen Sather’s successor.
Another member of the old guard has stepped away from a high-profile front office position.
The “Fire Sather” chants that were once commonplace have gone all but silent in recent years. Perhaps, Rangers fans are finally realizing that his successes far outweigh his blunders.
According to a Newsday report, Henrik Lundqvist has confirmed that he and the Rangers are discussing an extension.
Rangers fans don’t have anything to worry about when it comes to two of their key pieces in Lundqvist and Stepan. It’s only a matter of time before their new deals get done.
Dan Bylsma’s accomplishments as a whole are hugely impressive for a 42-year-old coach. The Penguins would be foolish to fire Bylsma. He would be welcomed by the Rangers’ organization with open arms.
Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather is expected to undergo surgery for prostate cancer on Thursday, according to a report.