Rangers Make a Foxy Move
By Patrick Hoffman
When Glen Sather was the general manager of the New York Rangers, there was not much emphasis and getting more draft picks or getting younger in general.
Sather was certainly right to focus on the here and now, but it ended up costing them lots of draft picks. In today's game, that can't happen.
Things have changed with Jeff Gorton at the helm. Gorton realized that the team needed to get younger, make sacrifices, and learn to build from the draft.
According to reports from some of the team's beat writers, Gorton proved that once again on April 30 when he went out and acquired Carolina Hurricanes' prospect Adam Fox. Fox, a defenseman and a Jericho, NY native, appears to have a lot to offer this younger Rangers' team and should things go right, could end up becoming a staple on the team's blue line.
"The 21-year-old blueliner was an All-American at Harvard, and twice represented Team USA in the IIHF World Junior Championship, winning a gold medal in 2017. Last summer, Carolina general manager Don Waddell said Fox was the best defensive prospect not in the NHL."
If things can work out on Broadway for Fox, Gorton will once again show that he is committed to making this franchise younger, faster, and one that is going in the right direction in terms of getting this team to be contenders again.
Patrick covers the NHL for The Ultimate Hockey Fan Cave.
He has previously covered the league for WTP Sports, Sportsnet.ca, Kukla’s Korner, Spector’s Hockey, NHL Network Radio blog, TheHockeyNews.com, The Fourth Period, Stan Fischler’s “The Fischler Report”, as well as a slew of others.