Rangers Roundup: Chris Drury out of Panthers GM job, other former NYR in, Anthony Cirelli trade, and more news

Assistant GM, Chris Drury has withdrawn from consideration for the Florida GM job. This coming off the heels that former Panthers GM, Dale Tallon is being investigated for “racially-charged” comments regarding Matt Dumba’s speech. Tallon has denied the allegation.

Chris Drury out, other former New York Rangers still in it

Larry Brooks of the NY Post reported yesterday that Drury withdrew from further consideration after his initial interview. Two former Rangers, Eddie Olczyk and Kevin Weekes are still in the hunt for the job along with former, Bruins and Oilers GM, Peter Chiarelli.

Another name in the mix is former Florida Panther, Scott Mellanby. An NHL source I spoke with said that they believe it will come down to Chiarelli and Weekes for the job.

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Chris Drury at the draft (Getty Images)

New York Rangers rumors on Anthony Cirelli trade

On yesterday’s podcast, I went over the fan-based rumors of the Rangers offer sheeting Tampa RFA center, Anthony Cirelli. I proposed a more realistic trade instead. Check out the excerpt below from the podcast, and go give it a listen on iTunes. Hit subscribe because today I will be discussing this and many topics with NYR reporter, Vince Mercogliano. Podcast coming later today.

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Also in Larry Brooks latest, he reveals that MSG owner, James Dolan initiated with the NYC Board of Elections weeks ago to make the Garden a polling place.

ICYMI: I mused in the idea of going after Boston’s Torey Krug as a partner for Jacob Trouba.

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