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Rangers top brass all taking in Montreal/Ottawa tonight

October 30, 2017, by

Now here’s an interesting tidbit you don’t hear everyday. Per Shawn Simpson, the Rangers have four top guys taking in Montreal/Ottawa tonight, including Glen Sather. Jim Schoenfeld (Assistant GM), Doug Risebrough (scout), and Gilles Leger (scout) are also there. Worth noting that Jeff Gorton is not in attendance.

I don’t make much of the scouts being there, but Slats and Schoenfeld are certainly rare sites at games. No Gorton also has me thinking that something is up. It’s all speculation at this point. But that said, there’s been a lot of smoke around NYR/Montreal lately.

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52 comments

  1. Al Hirschen says:

    I find it very odd that it’s all of the old guard of Glenn Sather’s front office at this game ,and none of Jeff Gordon’s hires at this game or himself

    • JAKE says:

      Was about to say the same exact thing! Galchenyuk! Lol

      • Lace says:

        We need a pivot with some puck skills. Someone that can play top 6 mins and spread the Rangers depth out a bit to put guys in their rightful place in the lineup.

  2. Walt says:

    Alex Galchenyuk anyone????? Wouldn’t surprise me at all!!!!!!

    • SalMerc says:

      For Krieder

      • Walt says:

        could be……….

      • Chris F says:

        That’d be a massive blunder.

        • SalMerc says:

          Okay, but how long do we wait for Krieder to reach his potential?

          • Dave says:

            Kreider is consistently a 20 goal scorer who hit 28 last year while being a positive puck possession guy and a matchup nightmare for the opposition. What more do you want?

            • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

              Maybe it’s unfair to Kreider, but my answer to that is…MORE. He’s a good player, but extremely inconsistent. When are the Rangers going to have a truly GREAT forward who is considered among the best at his position? It’s really hard to win a championship with just good players. Someone has to emerge. Kreider was a first round draft pick who’s been good…but not great. And that’s not good enough (or great enough).

              That’s what we need and that’s not Kreider.

              • rglv says:

                It has been quite frustrating to see Kreider taking all this silly penalties in the O and neutral zones the last couple of years to the point that I started to question his hockey IQ. So I am actually Ok with him being dealt.

              • art says:

                Galchenyuk is not the answer. He brings less to the table then Kreider.

              • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

                I’m not advocating for Galchenyuk, at least not straight up. But we need to parlay probably two of our “good” players to get a “great” player, if that’s possible.

            • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

              …..and matchup “nightmare”? I don’t think teams lose sleep over stopping Kreider. That doesn’t seem to be very difficult.

              Maybe the more accurate statement would be to say he “can be a matchup nightmare….. at times”.

            • JERRY MALEY says:

              What more did we want from CK by this time was to be a dominating elite player which he is not..The Millers..Hayes Veseys Mika and on an on are all top nine forwards. Shat is awful and Holden doesn’t belong on the ice.

  3. SalMerc says:

    Gorton not being there is something to note. Maybe Slats is going to give Shoenfeld the GM slot, relieving Gorton of his duties. Or maybe Shoenfeld steps behind the bench.

  4. Reenavipul says:

    To get Schoeny out of Phoenix & Slats our if La Quinta, there must have been a golf tourney over the weekend.

  5. joe cafardo says:

    What a rodeo. I mean…this franchise is so whacked. In fact…other than the Yankees….the whole darn NY Sports leadership are morons.

  6. Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

    Very interesting. The game is definitely a foot!

    It could mean that a trade AND a firing are in the offing (what a week that would be!).

    But I keep wondering how a GM can recommend that he retains a coach with a massive extension and increase, and then (possibly) conclude nine months later that a coaching change needs to be made. Could it be that because of this decision, combined with an off-season that created many holes in the short term, that Gorton perhaps has fallen out of favor? Has Sather decided to get himself more involved to rescue his relatively green GM?

    I’m not doing anything more than throwing stuff against the wall here. I have no idea. We shall see.

    • SalMerc says:

      Under-achievers at many levels this year. Slats to the rescue!

      • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

        And anyone who says that Slats is no longer involved, and Gorton, the “white knight”, is here to clean up the mess that Slats created, is clearly in fantasyland. Sather is still very much the President of this team…not a figurehead.

        • Reenavipul says:

          Slats didn’t even go to Traverse City this year.

          • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

            No of course not. Why would he? That’s something for his management team to handle. But for something big involving the big club? Slats still is very much involved.

            • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

              RHIP (rank has its privileges). Or in this case better put, seniority has its privileges. No need for Sather to be there at this stage of his career if he doesn’t want to I’d assume.

          • Reenavipul says:

            Because he’s been there every other year I’ve gone.

  7. pas44 says:

    Had some recent business with Ottawa too…

  8. Richter1994 says:

    I feel something really stupid coming.

    • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

      This is what’s going to happen tonight. I have it on god authority….

      Gorton: I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part!

      Schoenfeld: We’re just the guys to do it.

      Risebrough: Let’s do it

      Sather (after taking it all in, and spitting out his cigar in the process) LET’S…..DO IT!!!!!

      • Richter1994 says:

        I wish I could give you more than one thumbs up my friend.

        My favorite movie of all time and one of the funniest.

        • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

          “Dean” Gorton went to see AV the other day and told him–

          “You’ve been on Double Secret Probation since the beginning of the season. And that means one more slip up, one more mistake, and this coaching job of yours has had it in NY”

    • Njb45 says:

      Something in trade ,or are the 4 there to interview someone on either teams bench. Marc Crawford?

      • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

        They’d have to get permission. Would the Sens be willing to let him go in the midst of the season? I highly doubt it. When was the last time a team gave permission to let a key assistant go to another team in the midst of a season.

        Besides, Crawford hasn’t been a head coach in this league in 6 years, and hasn’t had any real success playoff wise in 20 years. Not to mention AV replaced HIM in Vancouver after he failed miserably there.

        Doesn’t sound like a move worth making.

        • Njb45 says:

          Clause in his contract ,do believe to allow him to be a head coach. But was only asking, not my choice . But checks the boxes for Slats ,has won a cup, experienced and a name to sell the beat writers on

          • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

            Possibly. But I can’t think of a situation like that ever happening. Perhaps it has and I just don’t remember. But seems to me why would a team hire a former HC as an assistant, only to risk losing that coach mid-season? Disrupts the team, the old asst now head coach elsewhere has info on you. Just sounds like a non-starter.

          • RichS says:

            I could coach and win a cup with gretzky, messier, coffey, fuhr, tikannen, anderson,kurri, lowe etc etc etc….right place at the right time……..

      • Richter1994 says:

        In either case, my statement still stands my friend.

        Aren’t you lost? Hit the wrong BSB? lol

        • Njb45 says:

          I visit occasionally , nice to chat with ya again. Bob Hartley? Resides in the area? These 4 oldtimers in my opinion aren’t scouting players. There up to something

          • Richter1994 says:

            Yeah they all didn’t go there just to take in a game.

            I’m telling the Banter that you’re cheating on them. Oops, forgot that I don’t have an account anymore, lol.

            Hope all is well my friend.

  9. Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

    Pacioretty as the return in a blockbuster deal involving Kreider?

    • Dan says:

      I’d love Pacioretty coming back to us in a deal. Max and Galchenyuk for Kreider and Nash? I actually feel like that could be feasible and both teams would be up for it?

      • Richter1994 says:

        Nash has a modified NTC and none of the Canadian teams are on his list for trade, even though he’s Canadian. I don’t know why.

        I’m only the messenger, lol.

        • Dan says:

          True, forgot about his modified NTC. If we somehow got Galchenyuk and Pacioretty, who would you guys give up for the two of them?

      • Chris F says:

        Two big bodies, for two little bodies.

        Pass.

      • Bloomer says:

        Galchensuck and Paciorotty no thanks.

        • Richter1994 says:

          Bloomer, you have to come out of your shell my friend, you’re too timid. 🙂

  10. My Toe! My Toe! My Toe! says:

    What’s the over/under on the number of draft picks Sather is about to trade?

  11. Bloomer says:

    Meanwhile Tampa Bay keeps rolling. Which is a good thing as Dan Girardis window is closing.

    • Reenavipul says:

      He played 16 minutes, which is what he should be getting and what a lot of us wanted. AV, soopergenius, thought otherwise.