Thread: Confirmed with Link: Rangers Name Alain Vigneault Head Coach
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06-11-2013, 11:01 PM
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Sather, 69, said he would continue as the Rangers’ general manager next season, but he is expected to be succeeded as soon as the next season by one of his two assistant general managers: Jim Schoenfeld or Jeff Gorton.

Gorton ran the Rangers while Sather was hospitalized after prostate surgery in March. As the interim general manager of the Bruins for four months in 2006, Gorton acquired Tuukka Rask, signed Zdeno Chara and drafted Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand, all key figures on Boston’s team entering the Stanley Cup finals Wednesday.

“I thought they did a real good job,” Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli said Tuesday of what Gorton and the Bruins’ staff did in 2006.

Jeff Gorton is 44 years old. Jim Schoenfeld turns 61 in September. Slats turns 70. What's the difference between 61 and 70?

They also selected Kessel 5th after attempting to switch picks with the Caps at #4 to select Backstrom.

Chiarelli spoke about the Rask trade today

Chiarelli was not yet general manager of the Bruins as he was finishing out his obligations with the Ottawa Senators, and acting GM Jeff Gorton executed the trade for the Black and Gold.

“I do have recollection. From the sidelines in talking to the guys after the fact, it was Tlusty or Rask for Raycroft,” Chiarelli said. “There was a lot of discussion at both ends about it. It was decided that it would be Rask from Boston's end.

“I think they tried to come back and maybe flip that, consider [Tlusty], who is a good player in Carolina now. Eventually they said no and the deal was done.”

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