Rangers top brass all taking in Montreal/Ottawa tonight

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 thoughts on “Rangers top brass all taking in Montreal/Ottawa tonight

  • Oct 30, 2017 at 2:51 pm
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    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

    • Oct 30, 2017 at 4:59 pm
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      Was about to say the same exact thing! Galchenyuk! Lol

      • Oct 30, 2017 at 8:59 pm
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        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.

  • Oct 30, 2017 at 2:51 pm
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    Alex Galchenyuk anyone????? Wouldn’t surprise me at all!!!!!!

    • Oct 30, 2017 at 2:54 pm
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      For Krieder

      • Oct 30, 2017 at 2:59 pm
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        could be……….

      • Oct 30, 2017 at 3:14 pm
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        That’d be a massive blunder.

        • Oct 30, 2017 at 4:07 pm
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          Okay, but how long do we wait for Krieder to reach his potential?

          • Oct 30, 2017 at 4:18 pm
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            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?

            • Oct 30, 2017 at 4:32 pm
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              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.

              • Oct 30, 2017 at 4:37 pm
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                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.

              • Oct 30, 2017 at 6:21 pm
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                Galchenyuk is not the answer. He brings less to the table then Kreider.

              • Oct 30, 2017 at 6:27 pm
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                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.

            • Oct 30, 2017 at 4:35 pm
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              …..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”.

            • Oct 30, 2017 at 4:39 pm
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              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.

  • Oct 30, 2017 at 2:54 pm
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    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.

  • Oct 30, 2017 at 2:58 pm
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    To get Schoeny out of Phoenix & Slats our if La Quinta, there must have been a golf tourney over the weekend.

  • Oct 30, 2017 at 3:08 pm
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    What a rodeo. I mean…this franchise is so whacked. In fact…other than the Yankees….the whole darn NY Sports leadership are morons.

  • Oct 30, 2017 at 3:46 pm
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    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.

    • Oct 30, 2017 at 3:55 pm
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      Under-achievers at many levels this year. Slats to the rescue!

      • Oct 30, 2017 at 4:04 pm
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        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.

        • Oct 30, 2017 at 5:10 pm
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          Slats didn’t even go to Traverse City this year.

          • Oct 30, 2017 at 5:33 pm
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            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.

            • Oct 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm
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              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.

          • Oct 30, 2017 at 6:17 pm
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            Because he’s been there every other year I’ve gone.

  • Oct 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm
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    Had some recent business with Ottawa too…

  • Oct 30, 2017 at 4:41 pm
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    I feel something really stupid coming.

    • Oct 30, 2017 at 4:56 pm
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      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!!!!!

      • Oct 30, 2017 at 6:20 pm
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        I wish I could give you more than one thumbs up my friend.

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

        • Oct 30, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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          “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”

          • Oct 30, 2017 at 7:21 pm
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            Just a brilliant movie. They don’t make em like that any more.

    • Oct 30, 2017 at 4:57 pm
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      Something in trade ,or are the 4 there to interview someone on either teams bench. Marc Crawford?

      • Oct 30, 2017 at 5:07 pm
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        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.

        • Oct 30, 2017 at 5:15 pm
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          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

          • Oct 30, 2017 at 5:36 pm
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            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.

          • Oct 30, 2017 at 9:29 pm
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            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……..

      • Oct 30, 2017 at 6:21 pm
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        In either case, my statement still stands my friend.

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

        • Oct 30, 2017 at 7:03 pm
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          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

          • Oct 31, 2017 at 6:52 am
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            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.

  • Oct 30, 2017 at 5:09 pm
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    Pacioretty as the return in a blockbuster deal involving Kreider?

    • Oct 30, 2017 at 5:26 pm
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      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?

      • Oct 30, 2017 at 6:23 pm
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        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.

        • Oct 30, 2017 at 7:41 pm
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          True, forgot about his modified NTC. If we somehow got Galchenyuk and Pacioretty, who would you guys give up for the two of them?

          • Oct 30, 2017 at 7:52 pm
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            What would it take? I would say Miller and McD to start?

      • Oct 30, 2017 at 6:32 pm
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        Two big bodies, for two little bodies.

        Pass.

      • Oct 30, 2017 at 11:30 pm
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        Galchensuck and Paciorotty no thanks.

        • Oct 31, 2017 at 6:53 am
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          Bloomer, you have to come out of your shell my friend, you’re too timid. 🙂

  • Oct 30, 2017 at 7:19 pm
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    What’s the over/under on the number of draft picks Sather is about to trade?

    • Oct 30, 2017 at 7:24 pm
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      I have no idea but your name is a classic!!!!!

  • Oct 30, 2017 at 9:47 pm
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    Meanwhile Tampa Bay keeps rolling. Which is a good thing as Dan Girardis window is closing.

    • Oct 30, 2017 at 10:56 pm
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      He played 16 minutes, which is what he should be getting and what a lot of us wanted. AV, soopergenius, thought otherwise.

      • Oct 30, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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        And make a beautiful snow angel save on Huberdeau.

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