April 6, 2019 | 6:58pm ET
RANGERS EYEING DAVIDSON, YZERMAN
With Glen Sather stepping aside to take a Senior Advisor role with the New York Rangers, the team has already started exploring the market for a new team President.
Multiple reports have linked the likes of Columbus Blue Jackets President of Hockey Operations John Davidson, former Tampa Bay Lightning V.P. and GM Steve Yzerman, and HHOFer Mark Messier, who once worked for the Rangers as the Special Assistant to Sather, as possible candidates for the position.
TFP has learned the Rangers plan on meeting with Messier, if they haven’t already done so, but are not likely to bring him back to the club in this particular role.
The New York Post’s Larry Brooks reported on Friday afternoon that Yzerman “is amenable to being wooed by the Rangers,” citing multiple sources.
Yzerman is still under contract with the Lightning and his deal expires at end of day on June 30. As Brooks noted in his article, it’s unknown if the Rangers have sought out and received permission from Tampa to speak with him.
The same holds true for Davidson, as it’s not clear if the Rangers have asked the Blue Jackets for permission to chat with him, either.