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    Lightning Architect Steve Yzerman Interested in Rangers’ Top Job

    Steve Yzerman, likely the hottest pending free agent in hockey, is amenable to being wooed by the Rangers to succeed Glen Sather as team president, multiple sources with knowledge of his thinking have told The Post.

    Now hold on, this does not mean that a deal is done. It is unknown whether the Blueshirts have yet asked for and received permission from Tampa Bay to speak to Yzerman, who is serving the final year of his contract as an adviser to the owner after having stepped down last September as general manager. Such a request, if not yet made, will be forthcoming.

    It does not imply that the job would automatically be offered following an interview with Jim Dolan, the Garden CEO who is running the search in coordination with Sather, who on Thursday announced his retirement from day-to-day life in the hockey department.

    It also does not mean that Yzerman, who will be sought by a number of teams looking for either a GM or a president of hockey operations, would necessarily accept an offer if one were to be presented. He will have choices.

    But it does mean that Yzerman, who for months has been believed headed back to the Red Wings organization with which he won three Stanley Cups as captain during his 22-year career wearing the winged wheel, has not ruled out coming to New York and so consider the first hurdle jumped.
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    missed the playoffs 3 times in 8 seasons
    Team had already drafted Stamkos and Hedman
    His first round draft picks include Brett Connolly, Vlad Namestnikov, Slater Koekkoek, Drouin, Tony DeAngelo, Howden, Cal Foote
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    Count me out. We don't need a paradigm shift. We just need to keep on keeping on.

    Plus, he's a Red Wing. I have zero connection to this guy.

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    I like him, think he's done a good job.

    But the noise around him is way too generous. When you start with Stamkos and Hedman, everything is way, way easier. His best move has been Drouin for Sergachev.

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    Woah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Future View Post
    I like him, think he's done a good job.

    But the noise around him is way too generous. When you start with Stamkos and Hedman, everything is way, way easier. His best move has been Drouin for Sergachev.
    But he drafted Drouin at 3.

    He had Stamkos, Hedman and the #3 overall pick. With that, he did as well as the Rangers without any first round picks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Future View Post
    I like him, think he's done a good job.

    But the noise around him is way too generous. When you start with Stamkos and Hedman, everything is way, way easier. His best move has been Drouin for Sergachev.
    Uh, how about Callahan, Stralman, McDonagh, JT Miller, Dan Girardi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    But he drafted Drouin at 3.

    He had Stamkos, Hedman and the #3 overall pick. With that, he did as well as the Rangers without any first round picks.
    I mean, the Drouin pick wasn't bad considering who was around him. It's not like they badly reached for him or anything.

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    Picking apart Steve Yzermans Tampa career is the most internet thing of all time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirtyONE View Post
    Picking apart Steve Yzermans Tampa career is the most internet thing of all time.
    It's pretty bad. No matter what, you can do a lot worse that Yzerman at the top.

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    It's not as bad as all the 'Sather is the worst GM of all time' takes prevalent atm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny View Post
    It's not as bad as all the 'Sather is the worst GM of all time' takes prevalent atm.
    They're equally silly, IMO.

    Aside from all else, it assumes one man is making all the decisions in a silo.

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    Kucherov, vaseliski and point should be enough but Of course not. Johnson, palat, cirelli, and gourde could be mentioned too but what’s the point. The guy has only drafted more quality players outside the first round then basicallg every gm out there. Not only is tampa far and away the model team, their prospect pool is as deep as anyone. Has he made a bad trade? I’m sure he has but can anyone point it out?

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    He's fine. He's just not what I picture as the most endearing candidate. He's a bit of a mercenary. I want somebody that warms by balls. Sather warmed my balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    It's pretty bad. No matter what, you can do a lot worse that Yzerman at the top.
    Didn’t say I wouldn’t take him. I just don’t think he’s gods gift of GMs
    I don’t want Messier.
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    No on Messier. Maybe Leetch. He's more erudite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny View Post
    He's fine. He's just not what I picture as the most endearing candidate. He's a bit of a mercenary. I want somebody that warms by balls. Sather warmed my balls.
    With the cigar? Masochist.


    But I kinda figured you for one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatfrancesa View Post
    The sky is blue. Go ahead and argue.


    Kucherov, vaseliski and point should be enough but Of course not. Johnson, palat, cirelli, and gourde could be mentioned too but what’s the point. The guy has only drafted more quality players outside the first round then basicallg every gm out there. Not only is tampa far and away the model team, their prospect pool is as deep as anyone. Has he made a bad trade? I’m sure he has but can anyone point it out?
    https://www.capfriendly.com/trades/staff/steve-yzerman


    Rangers has a compatible draft record. Outside a few guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    With the cigar? Masochist.


    But I kinda figured you for one...
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