What John Davidson said on Tuesday about #1, the Carolina series and Henrik Lundqvist

7:30PM: On MSG, John Davidson said: Is Lafreniere a lock or will you listen to offers, “We just got it yesterday and as Jeff Gorton said, we’ve done a multitude of zooms with kids eligible for the draft, he’s an exceptional hockey player, for a young man he has exceptional leadership value. There is a package there that is pretty complete but it’s our job to look through the whole…

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What John Davidson said on ESPN Radio

Rangers President John Davidson was a guest on ESPN NY’s Bart and Hahn radio show and said: On how the players will handle things in the bubble, “I couldn’t tell you how proud I am of the way our group has reacted just in case we were going to play, now we know we are going to play, how we’ve continued to go through the testing process, proven negative, everyone…

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How John Davidson is going to run the Rangers

John Davidson noted last week that he isn’t coming to the Rangers with a “hand grenade” and looking to blow things up. Davidson said that Jim Dolan gave him permission to “do what I want to do” but noted that he thinks the culture is “going in the right direction” under Jeff Gorton and David Quinn. He said that he hopes his relationship with Jeff Gorton is like being “married…

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What John Davidson said about Henrik Lundqvist, Dolan, Gorton and more

John Davidson was a guest on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio and said: Why is this job important, “it’s NY, it’s the Rangers. I was here 28-years, I think I know what I am getting myself into. I’m up to my butt in alligators but that is okay. I left here 13-years ago to go to St. Louis and worked with a great staff and tried to rebuild…

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Recap: John Davidson’s intro press conference

The Rangers introduced John Davidson on Wednesday at a press conference on MSG that also featured James Dolan, Glen Sather, Jeff Gorton and David Quinn: James Dolan: “I am excited to be here to welcome one of the premier execs in the NHL back to the Rangers family. JD has returned home. His knowledge of the game, experience and passion for the Rangers made him the ideal choice to lead…

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What John Davidson did as President in Columbus

Aaron Portzline writes in The Athletic that John Davidson’s main role as President in Columbus was to be a “sounding board” and advisor that could lend his experience to “steer and enhance” conversations. (The Athletic) He writes that Davidson “trusted his underlings to do their jobs.” (The Athletic) Columbus GM Jarmo Kekalainen said that Davidson gave him the “opportunity to make decisions” and have “authority” over decisions. (The Athletic) Kekalainen,…

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