Monday, May 28, 2007

Coyotes get their man

The Coyotes will name Don Maloney as their general manager at news conference Tuesday. He will replace Michael Barnett.

Maloney, who was one of three candidates on the final list, spent nine seasons as the assistant general manager of the New York Rangers, assisting team president and general manager Glen Sather on player transactions and some contract negotiations. He was also involved in professional and amateur hockey operations.
This seems like a good fit in that Maloney has been an NHL GM in the past, he was rumoured to be taking over in New York at some point and he has a relatively good reputation around the league.

Maloney's also only 48, meaning he's not quite part of hockey's old guard, but he's been part of the Rangers organization for much of the time since being drafted there in 1978 (and even earlier if you consider his junior career with the Kitchener Rangers).

One other bit of related business: Does this pave the way for Mark Messier to move into an executive role in New York?



At 9:54 a.m., May 29, 2007, Blogger FAUXRUMORS said...

1) Just a clarification: Maloney has NOT been a part of the Rangers from 1978 until today.
2) He had a brief(unsuccessful) stint as the Isles GM in the mid 1990's before the reign of terror(The Milbury era) began
3) Many Islander fans would swear that Maloney was still working for the rangers when he was on the Island. LOL

At 6:38 p.m., May 29, 2007, Blogger mike said...

Then who was Mike Milbury working for all those years? It seems to me his reign of error on the Island was far worse than Maloney's.

Donnie did not trade Roberto Luongo, Olli Jokinen, Wade Redden, Eric Brewer, Todd Bertuzzi, and Zdeno Chara, after all. He did draft some of them though I believe.


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