: Larry Brooks:
Jeff Gorton hired as Rangers' assistant GM
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07-05-2011, 09:34 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
I saw Larry's tweet earlier today
Gorton replaces Cam Hope as asst GM. Not a shakeup. Schoenfeld, Mess, Risebrough remain on board. There is no "line of succession" 4 GM job
Cam Hope was the Rangers AGM of hockey administration. He negotiated contracts along with Sather. Hope represented the Rangers in arbitration cases. Hope was the CBA guy. He had no personnel duties. He didn't scout players. Didn't talk to other teams about trades.
Gorton has experience negotiating contracts as the Bruins AGM and interim GM. Gorton does more than just what Hope did. When Don Maloney left,Hope was promoted to AGM and Jim Schoenfeld was also promoted. Hope was already with the Rangers when Maloney left for Phoenix. Maloney's job was split between Hope and Schoenfeld. Not really sure what Schoeny does anyway. He is or was the assistant GM who travels with the team as an assistant coach and follows the Whale when he isn't on the road. Doesn't scout. Doesn't negotiate contracts. Gordie Clark and Gorton run the Rangers with Sather.
Meanwhile, Jeff Gorton has been named Rangers assistant general manager, leaving Jim Schoenfeld with the titles of assistant coach and Whale GM
. Gorton had been assistant GM with the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins, with his major accomplishments being the signing of standout defenseman/captain Zdeno Chara and acquiring goalie Tuukka Rask for Andrew Raycroft. Gorton was interim GM for five months before being replaced by current GM Peter Chiarelli. Gorton also led the Bruins’ 2006 draft, which landed them Phil Kessel, Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand.
The other guys are still on board but it looks like Gorton is the #2. He already runs the personnel department with Clark and has experience negotiating contracts. If the Rangers took him out of the personnel department to have him just do Hope's job,then that makes zero sense. Gorton is the new Maloney. They hire a new Hope to deal with CBA issues.
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