Buzz: Jeff Gorton Is A GM In Waiting

Last night, Darren Dreger was talking about potential General Manager candidates and picked Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton as one.

Dreger says that Gorton is a “sharp guy who many believe should be on such a list.”

Gorton was interim GM of the Bruins in 2006 and drafted Brad Marchand, Phil Kessel and Milan Lucic. He also acquired Tuuka Rask and signed Marc Savard and Zdeno Chara.

In July 2011, Gorton was promoted from Assistant Director, Player Personnel to Assistant General Manager.

Adam Rotter: Unless the long-term plan is to make Mark Messier the General Manager, the Rangers need to do everything that they can to keep Gorton with the organization. Gorton has the experience, negotiates contracts for the Rangers now, and has a big eye for talent. Glen Sather is 70 and won’t stay around forever. Gorton has his fingerprints all over this team and things should stay that way for a long time.