At NHL.com, Rangers Director, Player Personnel Gordie Clark recalled a team during the NHL lockout when he, as head amateur scout, sat down with Glen Sather and Don Maloney about the direction of the organization.
Clark recalls, “I sat down and talked to Don and talked to Glen, and that was the time they changed their philosophy, and that’s the way they wanted to go. A lot of people thought in New York you had to just get all the big-money players, but in the end, they wanted a really hard-working team, and that’s what we decided to work toward. It was going to be younger.”
He added that he left his job with the Islanders because he didn’t like how the organization was handling it’s young players like Todd Bertuzzi, Zdeno Chara and Todd Bertuzzi, by sending them away.
Clark joined the Rangers in 2002 and said recently that it has become special to play for the Rangers again.
In The Hockey News, Ken Campbell praised the Rangers for finally starting to build their team the right way.