New York Rangers Daily Dose: Management Changes And More

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Welcome back to this edition of the New York Rangers Daily Dose.

Here are a few happenings in the world of the NHL:

Change in Rangers management- BLUESHIRTSUNITED.COM

Jun 3, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Rangers general manager

Glen Sather

during media day before game one of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Along with all the happenings of the NHL Free Agency period yesterday, a story that got overlooked was the change in management for the Rangers organization. Outside of the Rangers world, not many fans paid attention. However, an end of a decade and a half reign of Glen Sather came to a close yesterday.

“Slats”, as he is also known by, came on board as general manager of the Rangers in June of 2000. After being a part of the Edmonton Dynasty in the 1980’s that won four Stanley Cups and produced superstars in Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier.

Sather has moved ‘up’ as President of the Rangers. In his stead, former assistant general manager Jeff Gorton became the 11th General Manager in the franchise’s history and will ‘officially’ assume day-to-day operations of the position. Also, Jim Schoenfield will assume the role of Senior Vice president and Assistant General Manager of the hockey club. Good luck to all, in their new positions in the Rangers organization!

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Looking more and more Coyotes will move- FOX5VEGAS.COM

And just when it was safe to start liking Gary Bettman, he goes and does this.

In an article posted on FOX 5 News (Las Vegas), Aaron Baker and Craig Huber wrote that the NHL Commissioner is flatly denying the news that the Coyotes will be on the move from Glendale, AZ to Las Vegas, NV.

The news was first brought to light on Josh Kosman of the nypost.com on Monday. He writes that “two sources close to the situation” allege the NHL is in talks with billionaire William Foley to move the almost-failed Coyotes franchise (formerly the original Winnipeg Jets) to “Sin City” in 2017.

The Post was told the story was completely untrue…They ran it anyway. The story ifs garbage. The team is staying put.

Doesn’t matter if the topic is true or not, but it just adds another notch to the dilemma surrounding the uncertainty of the Coyotes franchise.

Will it ever end? Stay tuned “As The World Turns” between Glendale and Las Vegas.

Pretty ‘tall’ order- NBCNEWS.COM

On Monday, an article posted on the network’s website regarding Andong Song, the first Chinese-born player drafted in the NHL. It goes on to talk about how this one opportunity could be a launching pad into the Chinese culture, by bringing more awareness to parents about the sport of hockey and potential growth in their country.

Just like former NBA professional Yao Ming first made headlines, becoming the first international basketball player to be taken first overall with no previous experience in the U.S., Chinese officials are hoping that Song’s selection in the NHL will open more possibilities of players being selected in the NHL.

That’s the news for today. Catch you all next time!

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