John Davidson releases statement after New York Rangers dismissal

John Davidson has made his first public comments in a statement released by his representation, The Montag Group. “It has been an honor and pleasure serving as the President of the New York Rangers the past two years,” JD began. “I am very proud of the work we have done and believe this team’s future is very bright.”

John Davidson first comments since New York Rangers dismissal

On Wednesday, James Dolan announced the dismissal of both John Davidson and General Manager, Jeff Gorton. He wanted Chris Drury in place for exit meetings this offseason. That’s why he didn’t want to wait to make these moves until the summer. In an interview with Larry Brooks of the NY Post he laid it all out.

“What I’m talking about is not just something that happens in the locker room,” Dolan said. “It’s an entire organization that has to be together as a team. It’s everybody from the president, the general manager, the coach, the players, the assistant coaches, the trainers. … Everybody has to be together as a team, because everyone makes a contribution. Our organization doesn’t have that.”

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The ever classy Davidson did not remark on any of these comments. Instead in his statement he continued to show love for New York and especially the fans.

“I first came to New York as a 22 year-old and it has been in my blood ever since,” he said “Most of all I want to thank you, the fans.”

JD will land on his feet

I don’t expect JD to be unemployed long. There are many organizations looking for an executive of his ilk. He may even return to Columbus as some have hinted. Another option is to get back in the broadcasting game for awhile.

Bottom line, John Davidson will always be a Ranger despite how this ended.

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John Davidson (Tania Savayan/Journal News)

Tom Wilson wants to move on

Tom Wilson made his first public comments after wreaking havoc in NY. Read them here.

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