With Glen Sather stepping down as president of the Rangers on Thursday, the hunt is on for James Dolan & Co. to find his replacement.
The search is reportedly on already, and one name that immediately comes to the forefront is Steve Yzerman. According to The Post's Larry Brooks, Yzerman is "amenable" to listening to the Rangers about the job.
It is unknown if the Rangers have reached out to the Tampa Bay Lightning to talk to Yzerman yet. He is currently in the final year of his contract as an advisor to the owner. He served as the team's general manager before holding this role, and played a key role in building the Lightning into the Eastern Conference powerhouse they are today.
Because of Yzerman's accomplishments down in Tampa, the Rangers won't be the only team that seeks his services next season. Many believe he will return to Detroit to re-join his long-time team. Yzerman won three Stanley Cups with the Red Wings in his 22-year career all of which was spent in Detroit.
Yzerman would be in charge of another rebuild in New York, as the Rangers look to return to a consistent playoff team. The 53-year-old Canadian has the expertise after his Lightning rejuvenation, so he is the ideal candidate for the Blueshirts.
Yzerman may be focusing on his NHL-best Lightning making a Stanley Cup push, but he should expect teams like the Rangers to come calling very soon.