While the Blue Jackets are hoping Friday marks the beginning of a playoff run, the Rangers (31-36-13, 75 points) will be ending an era with their home finale.
The team announced Thursday that president Glen Sather will step down at the end of the season, though he will remain with the organization as a senior adviser.
Sather -- who built four Stanley Cup-winning teams as the Edmonton Oilers' general manager and head coach from 1977 through 1989 and then oversaw another Cup winner as general manager in 1990 -- was named the Rangers' president and general manager on July 1, 2000 and remained in both roles through the 2014-15 season.
New York reached the Stanley Cup Final in 2014 and won the President's Trophy in 2014-15, Sather's final two seasons as general manager, before he yielded that position to Jeff Gorton. The team said Gorton would remain general manager as it searches for a new president.
"I truly believe the team is headed in the right direction and think the future is bright," Sather said in a team-issued press release. "I look forward to transitioning to a different role and continuing to play a part in building the next Rangers Stanley Cup contender." >> Read More
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