Almost 2 weeks 1 trade and 5 signings later, has your confidence in Jeff Gorton changed?

Jeff Gorton (USATI)

Jeff Gorton (USATI)

On July 13th, I did a follow up to a Hockey News story about the confidence of each fanbase in their front office. THN ranked the Rangers among the lowest according to surveys submitted by fans, 26th out of 30 to be exact.

When we posted a poll, 374 Rangers fans voted. That was almost double the number of people who responded to score all 30 teams as if they were running their favorite franchise. Our poll was strictly Rangers fans and here are the results.

Front office confidence 7/13/16

Front office confidence 7/13/16

As you can see 53% felt little to no confidence in Jeff Gorton and his front office to get things done. Only 26% felt confident in his abilities to get this team on track. The undecided amount was 21%.

That was then this is now…

Since that poll ran, the Rangers signed J.T. Miller and Kevin Hayes to bridge deals. Retained Dylan McIlrath for one more year and locked up young power forward, Chris Kreider for 4 years. They also signed Josh Jooris to a 1 year deal to help with 4th line depth and the PK.

In a shocking move, Derick Brassard was traded to Ottawa for Mika Zibanejad who is 6 years younger, make almost 3M less and produced similar numbers. It certainly wasn’t a popular move, but it completely made sense.

So, in less than two weeks Gorton retained all 4 RFA’s, added more bottom six depth and got younger at center with more cap space for future moves.

How do you feel now?

So did all these moves change your opinion? Let’s find out.

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Please vote and I will follow up in August.

Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore

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