Toronto wants to talk with Jeff Gorton but the Rangers won’t let them

Jeff Gorton5/6/15 | 6:36PM: Bob McKenzie was on TSN1050 today and said: “Part of me thinks that the Rangers recognize that they have a real valuable asset in Gorton and are not about to cast him aside to a competitor because they may need him themselves. Glen could turn around and hear this and say that he isn’t going anywhere but I think Gorton is a real solid hockey man.”

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Glen Sather hasn’t granted permission to the Bruins to speak to Jeff Gorton

Jeff GortonGlen Sather tells Larry Brooks that he has not granted the Bruins, or anyone, permission to speak with Jeff Gorton, or any member of his staff, and won’t do so while the team is still playing. (NY Post)

Sather added that there is a question of whether he even would allow permission for someone to speak with Gorton after the Rangers season ends. (NY Post)

Gorton is under contract through at least next season and is “invaluable” in his role with the Rangers handling day to day matters. (NY Post)

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Read: Jeff Gorton on the Rangers prospects from the WJC

Jeff GortonRangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton spoke with the team’s website about Anthony Duclair, Igor Shesterkin, Brandon Halverson and Pavel Buchnevich about their play in the World Juniors (NYR):

On sending Duclair back, “The biggest thing about sending him back was finding playing time for him on a regular basis. We don’t want to stunt his growth and to go back there and piggyback a Gold Medal and the Memorial Cup, the biggest stage you can play on at this time and it’s all about building a resume and a pedigree at this time. We are excited for him and what it means for the future.”

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Buzz: Jeff Gorton is a top GM candidate but also the favorite to succeed Glen Sather

Jeff GortonJeff Gorton is the favorite to replace Glen Sather as Rangers GM when/”if” Sather decides to retire. (ESPN Insider)

Gorton is in his eighth season with the Rangers, fourth as assistant GM and handles “day to day” operations with the Rangers.

Craig Custance says that Gorton’s strengths in drafting and player development have helped the Rangers “maintain success.” He adds that Gorton has proved to be “a shred contract negotiator.” (ESPN Insider)

Custance lists Gorton fourth on his list of 10 rising GM candidates and says that he has had a hand in both the Rangers rise to the of the East as well as the Bruins. (ESPN Insider)

THIS SECTION is about Gorton and his time with the Rangers.

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Read: Jeff Gorton Needs To Be The Choice To Replace Glen Sather (Updates)

9/22/14 | 3:54PM: Gorton handles the “day to day demands” of the Rangers  while Sather oversees the “club’s personnel.” (ESPN.com)

Katie Strang says that she wouldn’t be surprised if Sather stepped away and into a “less-demanding” role after this coming season. (ESPN.com)

For all Sather related updates on his future, CLICK HERE.

6/18/13 | 9:34AM: At The Record, Andrew Gross writes that the Rangers need to make sure that Jeff Gorton is next GM of the team and takes over for Glen Sather when Sather decides to step away.

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Read: Jeff Gorton on replacing the players the Rangers lost and how they want to play

Rangers8/14/14 | 8:43AM: Jeff Gorton says that because of the Rangers success this past season and deep run into the playoffs, their free agents were able to get more money and different/better opportunities from other teams. (NHL.com)

Gorton said that the Rangers couldn’t match the money that their UFAs were being offered so the organization set out to find players who could replace them and do so at a cheaper rate.  (NHL.com)

He said that the Rangers success last year came from playing four lines and six defensemen and they want to stay with that plan. He points to Lee Stempniak, Matthew Lombardi and Tanner Glass as players who add depth up front. (NHL.com)

Some have praised the Rangers for the job they did replacing those players while others say that the lost players will hurt the Rangers depth and chances.

Gorton said that the organization was confident they could replace those players.


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