Look! Actual news!
The Rangers just issued some tweets regarding some shakeups with the Wolf Pack, who have been disappointing in recent years both in their performance within the AHL as well as in their development of Rangers’ prospects.
First, long time AHL coach Ken Gernander (and former longtime Binghamton Rangers/Hartford Wolf Pack player) has been fired. I’ve been on record a long time saying that he should be replaced.
Second, Chris Drury, who was denied permission by the Rangers to interview for the general manager position with the Buffalo Sabres, has been promoted to GM of the Wolf Pack, replacing Jim Schoenfeld, who will remain in, and focus on, his roles as senior vice president and assistant GM of the Rangers.
I like both of these moves, quite a bit. I’m also very interested to see who replaces Gernander as the Hartford bench boss.