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[Brooks] BREAKING. Shocker. Rangers have fired John Davidson and Jeff Gorton, Post has learned. Chris Drury will remain with organization and will have prominent role.

[Brooks] BREAKING. Shocker. Rangers have fired John Davidson and Jeff Gorton, Post has learned. Chris Drury will remain with organization and will have prominent role.

trapmoneyb

a horrifying act of wanton front office violence


ISayRandomStuff2

I like butter on waffles a lot better than syrup of waffles personally


trapmoneyb

why not both?


unexpectedreboots

YIKES the misinformation in this thread. [These executives tried to distance themselves from the statement](https://twitter.com/frank_seravalli/status/1390015608713097216) It is shaping up that they were in fact fired because they did not openly support the statement.


Tallon

Guys, the owner fired the execs *for attempting to distance themselves from the message*. This shocking move is pro-player safety.


captbz13

It's crazy to think that Dolan is the good guy but that what it is looking like


godboy420

He’s a crybaby, I’m a knicks fan and he has ruined them singlehandedly. He may have just done the same to a team with the fastest rebuild in the league


hjhof1

I just don’t even know. This is insanity. If they got fired for the statement that is 100% not worth it. They built a team ready to contend


burntfuck

They are claiming to have not known about the statement until it was released... [https://twitter.com/frank\_seravalli/status/1390015608713097216](https://twitter.com/frank_seravalli/status/1390015608713097216)


BB37C

Fake news


Timothlin

It depends on what ‘worth’ means to you. Making a statement defending player safety against a scumbag thug and those who enable him, may just be more important than keeping a job where you need to be a good boy and never call out the supreme NHL overlords over wrong calls that risk the health of the players. It’s naive to think the NHL didn’t call the owners and tell them to send their bad dogs to the pound and find some more loyal ones.


[deleted]

Its actually the reverse. They got fired because they didnt support the statement from dolan.


jeffreylist1986

Contend* With a lot of help/luck from the draft lottery


gentlemaninthecap

Wow. Just....wow. This is a \*really\* bad look for the NHL. Overnight, they've just dismantled the management of an entire organization because some guy (**not just some guy, an all-time plug)** on the DoPS got his feelings hurt when he didn't do the bare minimum that his job requires.


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beefytrout

Unless you're Robert Kraft


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tdfast

He totally got off.


mastermike14

lol no shit. You can't be racist and own an NBA team.


Cultural-Pollution

The owner of the team was the one who put out the statement. The men fired (GM and Coach) did not support the statement, and thus were fired. Good on the owner, fuck the NHL and the president of DoPS.


down_R_up_L_Y_B

How do you know this?


InFin0819

Tom Wilson just broke that franchise .


Econometrickk

wilson is a rent free real estate mogul.


AlecW81

Guess Tom Wilson really IS ending careers afterall... womp womp


TheTimn

Did Dan Snyder buy the Rangers?


SteinbrennersCalzone

They’re owned by James Dolan, so pretty much...


_redcloud

Lmao. I said this to a Ranger’s fan friend in a text yesterday: “If Dolan is firing them for disagreeing with him that’s some Dan Snyder ‘I want the last word at the potential cost of my franchise’ level shit.”


goondoozy

New York Hockey Team


raedeon2

> Dan Snyder didn't Heatley kill that guy?


TheTimn

Wow, that's a story I didn't know. I was making a joke about the Washington Football Teams owner Dan Snyder, and his over involvement/mismanagement of the team.


Birdman27

LOL


DsDiagnosis

What is going on?


jfstompers

Evidently they both said they didn't support the statement and weren't involved with it so they somehow get fired.


blachat

Yep, the statement yesterday seems to have come from ownership. This is wild.


burntfuck

Fired then because they didn't support the statement that was ok'd by ownership?


jorboyd

Looks like it


jmizzle

Based on what?


c0y0t3_sly

Wait, how do we know this? My immediate reaction was the opposite


redditslim

[https://twitter.com/frank\_seravalli/status/1390015608713097216](https://twitter.com/frank_seravalli/status/1390015608713097216)


c0y0t3_sly

Yeah, not sure I buy that when the second half of the rumor is that they didn't even know what was going to be in the statement to begin with.


Timothlin

I’m sure what they say is 100% true........


mj258

This is the exact opposite of what the right response to this statement should’ve been. I was hoping more teams should’ve jumped in in support. God dammit NHL


Cultural-Pollution

You got it all wrong. The two gentleman fired were fired because they *didnt* agree with the message the club put out. Ownership sent it out, those two didn’t agree, got booted. Unless I have it all wrong..


thkie

I don't think this is right at all... Do you have a source?


redditslim

>https://twitter.com/frank\_seravalli/status/1390015608713097216


aviator147

Absolutely Stunned


StudyRoom-F

Im knew, were they coaches or social meida team?


Primal_Blurry

GM and president


StudyRoom-F

Sheesh thats fucked up


CorporalDingleberry

FWIW, Elliotte Friedman is reporting that the firings had nothing to do with what happened during the game against the Capitals. Just seems so odd though. Why not let them finish out the last few games of the season? From a re-build standpoint, I thought the Rangers were basically ahead of schedule and could probably be a playoff team next season? https://www.sportsnet.ca/nhl/article/rangers-firing-davidson-gorton-appears-unrelated-parros-statement/


as91x

They are a play off team now if they weren't in such a tough division. I've listened to enough podcasts of Friedman talking about issues like these and he only reports what he is told, he may speculate on things but he goes with what people tell him. It had to do with the comments but no body in the nhl or NYR front office wants to admit it.


johnny9k

I think their lack of response to the statement was the last straw


TrentZoolander

Jeff can get back in #24 and start racing again!


MItrwaway

Good on the Rangers for having their player's backs. That's awesome and will build loyalty to the org among their players.


Pinkaroundme

Terrible ownership can’t even stand up for their own fucking players LOL. Edit: apparently not


burntfuck

It appears the owners may have but these two guys didn't support the statement.


Pinkaroundme

Bro what this shit is so backwards. Owner is standing up for his players and the coach / gm isn’t? This shit has me confused


ddeeramone

If this is indeed related to the statement about Tom Wilson, than it's even more stupefying. Davidson is well-loved by the Rangers fandom (whereas Dolan is decidedly NOT) and Gorton has made a number of shrewd moves to stockpile and develop young players. As a fan, I was perfectly happy waiting another year to get back to the playoffs. ~~NY Post article mentions Messier being at the top of Dolan's list to succeed Davidson...~~ (EDIT: never mind - it's Drury)


Jsaunnies

Thank god I almost had to start hating the Rangers. Fuck messier


DowntownLizard

What an absolute fucking joke this league is becoming


[deleted]

Tom Wilson now owns the rangers.


Gostisbehere_elite

What the heck


Tallon

From now on, instead of saying someone has balls for doing something bold, we should say they have pucks.


KevinMR

Since this is "unrelated" to the statement, and they both "didn't know" of the statement until after it was released, then surely the NHL will still fine the organization for the statement publicly criticising the DoPS. Right?


johnny9k

Sounds like the division with these two and Dolan has been brewing for awhile. Their lack of support for the statement is either unrelated or the final straw.


knowmadproduction

Impeach Bettman


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PrettyCoolGuy16

ITT: woke bros going bananas about a little shot to the noggin. "What's happened to this league??" Hopefully not what's happened to the NBA. This happened last night and nobody batted an eye: https://twitter.com/EHClothing/status/1389740506381537280?s=20 God forbid they got into a fight tonight! Could you imagine the horror?


Mr-Scheer

Buddy. Did you even see Wilson incident. They don’t even compare. Wilson is a liability to the NHL simple as that. Only a matter of time before he permanently ends someone’s career and the NHL will face backlash for not getting rid of this animal sooner.


PrettyCoolGuy16

Give me a break. Panarin jumped on his back, what do you want him to do? Give him a piggy back ride to the bench? The way the rangers acted was embarrassing. You'd think he took out a gun and shot him.


Mr-Scheer

Panarin was trying to prevent him from continuing to sucker punch a defenseless player. Then Wilson throws a helmetless panarin to the ice twice. Just look at what the gents on tsn are saying. You can have an opinion but also listen to the experts sometimes.


Stackenbl0cken

Username doesn't check out. Quit being a tool.


BB37C

Speak up against player safety and this will happen.


captainstevehiller

horrifying


johnny9k

How so?


StLouieDoug

Thr Rangers are like a pissed off pack of dogs with nobody to fight so they start biting one another. Whatever is going on over there, Davidson will land somewhere fast.