Kypreos said, “there isn’t much talk of Glen Sather and the Rangers moving forward, there is some talk about Bryan Murray getting an extension in Ottawa but how about the other 70 year old in New York. There is a lot of talk about whether he wants to go into next season as the general manager or will he relinquish some of that power. So yea, there is some speculation about some changes coming to New York.”
Kypreos said last May that Sather wasn’t going anywhere.
There was speculation last June that Sather was thinking about stepping down.
James Dolan said that Sather can be GM of the Rangers for as long as he wants and that ultimately, Dolan will be the one to choose who replaces Sather as GM.
Adam Rotter: Based on his age more than anything, because he won’t be fired because of performance, there is going to be on-going speculation about Sather until he eventually steps away as GM. It’s likely that Jeff Gorton will be the next GM and that at least for a short-time after, Sather will remain as President. Gorton has a background in scouting, has previous GM experience and handles a lot of the day to day responsibilities now.
From the Rangers media guide, “In his role, Gorton is responsible for all aspects of hockey administration for the team, including matters relating to the hockey club’s salary structure and to the team’s interaction with the National Hockey League regarding player contracts, player movement and Collective Bargaining Agreement issues. He oversees the day to day work of the hockey operations area, including the administration of all player and staff
contracts. Gorton represents the club in salary arbitration matters, assists in nego- tiation of player contracts and coordinates team research projects. He also contin- ues his involvement with the club’s professional and amateur scouting operations.”
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