2020-21 Rangers Tom Wilson Situation

Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson reached out to Artemi Panarin

6:35PM: Darren Dreger said on TSN that both Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson reached out to Artemi Panrin following Wilson’s altercation with Panarin on Monday.

Dreger said “Tom Wilson and Alex Ovehkin both reached out to Artemi Panarin just to make sure he was okay after Monday’s collection of incidents. This isn’t unusual and despite what some think of Tom Wilson, he did want to make sure that Panarin was okay because that did not go the way that Wilson was hoping. Both guys checked in on Artemi Panarin to make sure that he’s and it sounds like he will be fine, but evidence that villain of the week, does in fact have a heart.”

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Rangers call up Tim Gettinger, Justin Richards and Jonny Brodzinski

The Rangers have called up forwards Jonny Brodzinski, Tim Gettinger, and Justin Richards from Hartford.

The call ups are because Julien Gauthier is out for the final two games of the season and Pavel Buchnevich could be suspended for his hi-stick on Anthony Mantha.

From the Rangers:

  • Brodzinski, 27, has skated in 14 AHL games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering six goals and 11 assists for 17 points, along with a plus-four rating and eight penalty minutes. He leads Hartford in points per game in 2020-21 (1.21). Brodzinski has also skated in four NHL games with the Rangers this season, and he tallied his first goal/point with the Blueshirts on Feb. 26 vs. Boston.
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What David Quinn said after the loss to Washington

David Quinn met with the media following the Rangers loss to Washington and said (NYR):

  • On the start of the game and did guys volunteer for it, “If they did I didn’t know about it. When something like that happens it certainly speaks volumes about how these guys want to play for each other and care for each other in difficult circumstances. We all saw what happened the other night, no one is happy about it and I couldn’t be more prouder of these guys.”
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Rangers lose to Capitals 4-2

First Period:

Second Period:

  • T.J. Oshie (19) (Power Play) Assists: Brenden Dillon (16), Trevor van Riemsdyk (2)
  • T.J. Oshie (20) Assists: Dmitry Orlov (11), Nicklas Backstrom (38)
  • Nic Dowd (11) Assists: John Carlson (34), Dmitry Orlov (12)

Third Period:

  • Alexis Lafrenière (11) (Shorthanded) Assists: Filip Chytil (13)
  • T.J. Oshie (21) Assists: Carl Hagelin (10), Dmitry Orlov (13)
  • Morgan Barron (1) Assists: Zac Jones (2), Libor Hajek (2)

Julien Gauthier left the game in the first period after one shift and what appeared to be a leg/knee injury.

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The Rangers press release on JD and Gorton out and Drury as President and GM

The Rangers have released the following statement on today’s changes:

The New York Rangers announced today that team President John Davidson and General Manager Jeff Gorton are leaving the organization, and Associate General Manager Chris Drury has been promoted to President and General Manager, effective immediately. Senior Advisor Glen Sather will work with Drury during this transition and continue to consult with the team.

”We want to thank JD and Jeff for their contributions to the organization. They are both great hockey professionals who worked hard for the Rangers, however, in order for the team to succeed in the manner our fans deserve, there needs to be a change in leadership,” said James L. Dolan, executive chairman, MSG Sports. “Chris is a very sought-after executive and a strong leader, who has proven himself to be one of the top young minds in hockey. We are confident he will effectively guide the team to ensure the long-term success we promised Rangers fans.”

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The Rangers have FIRED John Davidson and Jeff Gorton (Updating)

The Rangers have fired President John Davidson and GM Jeff Gorton. Updates are below.

5:30PM: The Rangers have finally confirmed that JD and Gorton are “leaving the organization” and that Drury has been promoted to President and GM.

5PM: Larry Brooks writes that Davidson was asked to fire Jeff Gorton and refused. (NY Post)

4:48PM: Darren Dreger said on TSN 1050 “Dolan was letting management know as early as this past weekend that he wasn’t happy with the season, that in his estimation the Rangers underachieved.”

4:02PM: Mark Messier was on The Michael Kay Show and was asked about re-joining the Rangers and said “I’ve made it very clear that I’m standing by and ready to help out in any way, for many years. Other than that I really don’t know what else to say.”

  • 5:18PM: In a follow up, Messier told Michael Kay that he doesn’t want to coach.