Sources told the Post that owner and CEO James Dolan dismissed Davidson and Gorton and that assistant GM Chris Dury is believed to be the leading candidate for Davidon’s position while legendary Rangers’ captain Mark Messier is at the top of the list for team president.
The move comes after the Rangers were eliminated from playoff contention for the fourth consecutive season amid what many believed was a team still in the midst of a rebuild.
Sources told TSN that firing was “coincidental” and unrelated to this week’s drama surrounding Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson and the subsequent statement the team released slamming the NHL for not suspending him.
Another source added that Dolan was unhappy with the season and felt they underachieved.
然而, other reports cited sources saying that Davidson and Gorton tried to distance themselves from the statement that called NHL head of player safety George Parros “unfit” for the job.