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Craig Custance asked Jeff Gorton where he thinks he will be different as a General Manager than Glen Sather. (ESPN Insider)

He said that Sather is someone who "likes to make decisions fairly quickly" and not let things "simmer." (ESPN Insider)

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Rangers GM Jeff Gorton says that he doesn't think the Rangers have a "window" to win but instead looks at this year as another one where they are "trying to win." (ESPN Insider)

Gorton said that there are teams who have been good "for a very long time" and that the Rangers are a "good team" with "battle-tested" players, a "great goalie, a real good defense and a good group of forwards." (ESPN Insider)

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Glen Sather is part of the Rangers brain trust in Traverse City watching the team's prospects play. (ESPN Insider)

Sather is there with Rangers GM Jeff Gorton, Director of Player Personnel Gordie Clark and SVP Jim Schoenfeld. (ESPN Insider)

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8/11/15 | 4:26PM: Gorton said that his job is to listen and that the Rangers have already made moves that they hope will improve the team. (Ranger Rants)

8/10/15 | 4:25PM: Jeff Gorton says that he doesn't "envision" the Rangers making any more moves before training camp starts in September. (Andrew Gross)

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Former Boston Bruins GM Mike O'Connell, who was Jeff Gorton's boss in Boston, said that Gorton had a "good mind" and would look at situations in a "deep way." (WEEI)

He said that Gorton would advise him on the upside and downside of a potential decision as well as what the outcome could be. (WEEI)

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Rangers GM Jeff Gorton says that the Rangers are "really happy" to get Derek Stepan signed long-term. (NYR)

Gorton said that coaches and management all agreed that they wanted Stepan to stay as part of the core and be part of the Rangers future. (NYR)

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Brendan Shanahan's first choice for GM of the Maple Leafs was Jeff Gorton.(Toronto Sun)

Toronto sought and was denied permission to talk with Gorton who is now the Rangers GM.

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Jeff Gorton said that his philosophy on team building is similar to the one that Glen Sather has put into place the last number of years.

Gorton said that the focus is on having a skilled and competitive team and that if the situation calls for it, he will make moves to "go for it."

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7/9/15 | 12:22PM: Jeff Gorton said that Glen Sather will still be part of the Rangers management group and that having Sather around as someone who they can bounce ideas off of will "obviously be a benefit to me and everyone here."

Gorton said that he will use Sather as much as he can and that he still anticipates Sather calling him "five times a day." He added that Jim Schoenfeld will continue to be a big part of the management group.

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Jeff Gorton said on his conference call yesterday that "not a lot is changing" with his move from assistant GM to GM and Glen Sather's move from GM to President.

Gorton did say that the one thing that is changing is "I will have the final decision on players."

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Glen Sather and Jeff Gorton are conducting a conference call right now to discuss Sather stepping down as GM and Gorton replacing him:

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The Rangers have announced that Jeff Gorton is the 11th GM of the New York Rangers.

Glen Sather said in a statement, ?Jeff has been an integral part of our success since joining the Rangers, and he has earned the respect of colleagues throughout the hockey community. He is well prepared for and extremely deserving of this opportunity.

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Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton spoke with the media yesterday following the draft which is something that Rangers GM Glen Sather normally does.

In early June Sather confirmed that he was undecided about whether he would continue on in his role as GM.

Larry Brooks wrote on Sunday that it would have been nice of Sather to provide some clarity on both his future as well as the future of the team. (NY Post)

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Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton met with the media earlier today to discuss the moves that the Rangers made. (NYR)

On the Cam Talbot trade, "this has been going on for a number of days. Cam is going to be a UFA next year and we felt that we had a really good backup goalie but with him being a free agent and the fact that we haven't had many picks lately. We felt like it was something that we had to do. At the end of the day we got a deal that we are happy with the picks we got and who we selected. At times it looks liked it might have been a better deal but it didn't manufacture that way. We took a deal that we thought was the best deal that we could make at that time."

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6/5/15 | 2:15PM: The Rangers have denied the Leafs the opportunity to speak with Gorton. (NY Post)

5/31/15 | 7:56AM: Elliotte Friedman said on Sportsnet last night that he doesn't believe the Rangers will allow Gorton to interview with the Leafs.

5/30/15 | 6:39PM : During the playoffs, Rangers General Manager Glen Sather would not allow any other team to speak with Jeff Gorton about a potential General Manager position while the Rangers were still playing.

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5/20/15 |9:10PM: The Rangers repeatedly denied? requests from the Bruins to talk to Gorton. (Dupont)

9 a.m.: The Bruins officially named Don Sweeney as their next general manager, the team announced Wednesday. (Bruins website)

6:21AM: The Bruins continue to wait to see if they will get an opportunity to speak with Gorton. (Boston Globe)

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5/17/15 | 8:41PM: The Bruins may be waiting to officially name a GM in hopes that Gorton might be able to interview. (CSNNE)

7:35AM: Gortton was listed by Damien Cox as one of the people the Leafs are interested in for their GM job. (Twitter)

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5/4/15 | 7AM: The Bruins are down to four candidates and a second round of interviews for their GM position. (ESPN)

Gorton is listed as a "possible candidate" to fill the job. (ESPN)

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Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton spoke with the team's website about Anthony Duclair, Igor Shesterkin, Brandon Halverson and Pavel Buchnevich about their play in the World Juniors (NYR):

On sending Duclair back, "The biggest thing about sending him back was finding playing time for him on a regular basis. We don't want to stunt his growth and to go back there and piggyback a Gold Medal and the Memorial Cup, the biggest stage you can play on at this time and it's all about building a resume and a pedigree at this time. We are excited for him and what it means for the future."

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Jeff Gorton is the favorite to replace Glen Sather as Rangers GM when/"if" Sather decides to retire. (ESPN Insider)

Gorton is in his eighth season with the Rangers, fourth as assistant GM and handles "day to day" operations with the Rangers.

Craig Custance says that Gorton's strengths in drafting and player development have helped the Rangers "maintain success." He adds that Gorton has proved to be "a shred contract negotiator." (ESPN Insider)

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9/22/14 | 3:54PM: Gorton handles the "day to day demands" of the Rangers? while Sather oversees the "club's personnel." (ESPN.com)

Katie Strang says that she wouldn't be surprised if Sather stepped away and into a "less-demanding" role after this coming season. (ESPN.com)

For all Sather related updates on his future, CLICK HERE.

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8/14/14 | 8:43AM: Jeff Gorton says that because of the Rangers success this past season and deep run into the playoffs, their free agents were able to get more money and different/better opportunities from other teams. (NHL.com)

Gorton said that the Rangers couldn't match the money that their UFAs were being offered so the organization set out to find players who could replace them and do so at a cheaper rate.? (NHL.com)

He said that the Rangers success last year came from playing four lines and six defensemen and they want to stay with that plan. He points to Lee Stempniak, Matthew Lombardi and Tanner Glass as players who add depth up front. (NHL.com)

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Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton conducted a conference call today after the Rangers signed some players (Rangers)

  • On Pouliot and Stralman leaving, "it was term and money. You are looking at a salary cap world, we are trying to fit our guys in. We wanted to sign them but once that one-week period hit, we started to get wind of what their numbers and terms would be and just going forward with some of the contracts we had to do it became difficult."
  • What is the next step, "It's not like we turn our attention away from the RFAs, they are on our mind and we have been talking with them since our season ended. We are working on it and trying to get them done but we are always looking for guys who can help us whether it be in free agency or via trade, we are looking to help the team and find guys who can play the way that we want to play and will keep marching forward with trying to get these other guys signed."
  • Is another forward coming in, "I see that we will be finding a forward, how we will get him I don't know yet, I can't say that we will sign a UFA for sure."
  • Were you worried about giving too many long-term deals to D, "no, I am saying that with the cap number being $69 million, we are trying to keep our RFAs and our UFAs but it's difficult when it comes to $69 million and we lost some guys and the guys that we haven't lost we are still talking to and seeing how it shakes out."
  • On Kostka, "he is an offensive guy, can move a puck, skate, has some size. We think that he will be a good depth player for us. He is PP, has won at the AHL level. We like his character, we like the kind of player he is, he brings added depth going forward."
  • On Mueller, "same kind of thing. He brings versatility, can play center or both wings, kills penalties, has some upside offensively so our guys liked him and we thought that they both will try to make the team and go from there."
  • Are you planning to use the summer cap buffer (10%), "I would say that we are not planning on going over but I can't promise that."
  • On Hunwick, "Matt can skate and is a character guy. Has a nice little blend of offense and defense and we thought he would be a good fit for us and fit in to what we are trying to do and a real character kid."
  • On Dan Boyle's age being a factor, "I think that obviously, in any player that you sign you are looking at different factors, age, price and what they can do for you and we went through all of that. He turned down significantly more money and another year from other places and I don't think a lot of people around the league are worried about where he is as a player, we are not concerned, we think he can do it for us. He is a dimension we haven't had and a player like that who wants to come here is important too."
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11:39AM: It's not confirmed that the Penguins have spoken to Gorton but Penguins brass has talked with people about Gorton to learn more about him. (Trib)

9:34AM: Elliotte Friedman writes that he isn't sure if the Penguins have asked for permission to speak with Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton but whether the Rangers would grant such permission could reveal some plans for the future. (CBC)

Friedman says that the belief is that the Rangers next GM will come from in-house and the three possibilities are Doug Risebrough, Jeff Gorton and Jim Schoenfeld. (CBC)

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5:11PM: Bob McKenzie mentions Gorton as one of the people that the Penguins have or will interview about their GM position. (TSN Drive)

5/22/14 | 11:50AM:? Rob Rossi lists Gorton as someone who the Penguins may interview for their GM position. (Trib)


5/21/14 | 2:39PM: Gorton's name keeps popping up in conversations about the Penguins GM opening. He is viewed as a "rising star" in NHL circles in the same way that former Pittsburgh assistant GM Chuck Fletcher was before he took the job in Minnesota. (Trib)

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Below is an animated gif (via @myregularface) showing Rangers President and GM Glen Sather celebrating with assistant GM Jim Schoenfeld. Assistant GM Jeff Gorton comes in a little late.

Gorton and Sather previously reacted together in 2012 when the Rangers won in triple OT.

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On Sportsnet, Nick Kypreos spoke about Glen Sather's future.

Kypreos said, "there isn't much talk of Glen Sather and the Rangers moving forward, there is some talk about Bryan Murray getting an extension in Ottawa but how about the other 70 year old in New York. There is a lot of talk about whether he wants to go into next season as the general manager or will he relinquish some of that power. So yea, there is some speculation about some changes coming to New York."

Kypreos said last May that Sather wasn't going anywhere.

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In the Ottawa Sun, Bruce Garrioch writes that Dallas GM Joe Nieuwendyk could be on the hot seat since he wasn't hired by new owner Tom?Gagliardi.

Garrioch writes that Brian Burke's name keeps coming up in regards to a possible GM opening in Dallas.

He notes that "for some reason" Burke is also being linked to the Rangers in the event that GM Glen Sather steps down. Sather would likely stay on as President of the Rangers.

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Last night, Darren Dreger was talking about potential General Manager candidates and picked Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton as one.

Dreger says that Gorton is a "sharp guy who many believe should be on such a list."

Gorton was interim GM of the Bruins in 2006 and drafted Brad Marchand, Phil Kessel and Milan Lucic. He also acquired Tuuka Rask and signed Marc Savard and Zdeno Chara.

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In the Edmonton Journal, Jim Matheson wonders if Rangers GM Glen Sather will give Brian Burke a job in hockey operations with the Rangers.

He writes "You don?t think Glen Sather, his fishing and hunting buddy and ownership partner in the old Chilliwack Bruins junior club, would give him work."

Matheson suggests that Burke could be a scout.

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In June of 2011, Gordie Clark said that 2009 first round pick Chris Kreider was ready to become a professional hockey player, but that players don't want to leave college until they are 100% sure it is the right decision.

Kreider had said that he didn?t think he was ready to go to the NHL and that he was going to stay at Boston College for his junior season. He had also said in the past that when he went to the NHL he wanted to make an impact.

On what he saw from Kreider during his play in the playoffs, Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton said a live chat "we drafted him in the first round. We felt highly about him. We both live there (Gorton and Clark) and saw him enough and my ten year old thinks he drafted Chris Kreider. He had done well at all levels. We talk about him so much that Torts would get mad at us. He has come on the scene and done some things that others haven't been able to do. The organization is very proud of him and we look at a big big future for him."

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Last month, Rangers President and GM Glen Sather said that the Rangers were not in the business of trading their young players

Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton had this to say, in the Daily News, about how the Rangers are building their organization,

?I think every case is different. When (Sather) talks about we don?t trade kids, I think he?s saying our philosophy is to build from within, develop our players, keep drafting well and keep having them come into the system. And hopefully we?re able to build up enough where if the time comes when we think we can improve our team with an addition, then we have the assets to do it.?
In a chat on the Rangers website, Gorton said, "I can say confidently that we feel we have a lot of prospects that we have done a pretty good job at drafting and developing players, but we never feel complacent that we have enough. We always want more. Our goal is to get more players. If A trade comes and we decide to do it, it's all the more reason that we need to draft well. Our success has been drafting and developing and going that way. You are always going to need young player and that is what we continue to do."

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At ESPN Insider, Craig Custance lists five up and coming team executives who could find themselves as General Manager.

Fourth on the list is the Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton.

Gorton was promoted to assistant GM this summer after serving as Gordie Clark's right hand man as assistant director of player personnel.

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Update: 5:07PM:

Brooks tweets that Gorton will replace Cam Hope as assistant GM. He does say that there is no line of succession for Glen Sather.

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At Hockey Journal, Kirk Looks at how the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins were constructed.

Rangers assistant Director of Player Personnel Jeff Gorton was interim GM before Peter Chiarelli was hired.

As GM, Gorton drafted Brad Marchand and Milan Lucic and acquired goalie Tuuka Rask.

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