|Because I didn't have a pic of|
John Davidson, I used this one
of Craig Patrick.
So what do I have to offer to this breaking story. Well I certainly agree with the Puck Rakers that its hard to put a price on what Davidson could bring. But, it is also VERY clear, that whatever moves that have happened in the organization recently have had a stamp of approval from Craig Patrick.
And this is as it should be. Patrick was brought in, with his impeccable hockey pedigree, to provide a sounding board for strategy to Scott Howson, who is
It turns out, that in 1980, Patrick coached the Rangers for part of the year, and Davidson was a goal tender on the downside of his career. (my sources are wikipedia, and the NHL website. Pretty public stuff). In fact, Patrick may well have sent Davidson to the minors in 1980. You need a long time Rangers fan to provide the details. But the fact is that Davidson emerged from his hockey career with the Rangers, and moved into broadcasting at the same time that Patrick was General Manager of the Rangers. It seems, they may go way back.
I don't know for sure, but if this gets done in the next 24 hours, I think we'll find that Patrick pushed hard for this as an invaluable addition to the front office. From what I heard, I think he's probably right, again.