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BREAKING: Jeff Gorton and John Davidson Fired

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For all of the chaos that has surrounded the Rangers during this COVID-shortened season, today’s news takes the cake in the unexpected department. With three games to go in yet another season without playoff hockey, general manager Jeff Gorton and President of Hockey Operations John Davidson have reportedly been fired, as per Larry Brooks and later confirmed by other sources:

Given the sudden nature of the firing, it’s a wonder if this was due to the team’s performance, as a firing after the season would be the more logical remedy to that. However, team owner James Dolan appears to have opted for that change now:

James Dolan usually doesn’t interfere with the Rangers, but that appears to be the case for today. However, the owner felt that the time had come for him to step in and make a decision. As the situation evolves, Blueshirt Banter will relay any updates.