According to Rick Carpiniello at the Rangers Report, Blueshirts Assistant GM Jeff Gorton was surprisingly present in the press box area where scouts normally sit during Saturday's win against Vancouver.
Carp added that Gorton does not normally sit in that area.
…hmmmmm, Del Zotto returns to the lineup and Gorton is suspiciously working the scouts that very day? Can you say showcase? Assuming Gorton's sales pitch got a lot easier after the defenseman's goal.
Or maybe not…
Other topic, I'm hearing that Michael Del Zotto won't be traded soon. Could take more time than first expected. #rangers
— Renaud Lavoie (@LavoieRenaud) December 2, 2013
…i'm real curious how Del Zotto's goal on Saturday played in the Rangers inner circle. Are they hoping it's a springboard to resurrect his season or relieved that it likely increased his trade value?
…will be interesting to see how the next few weeks play out, especially with Falk's impressive influence on the Rangers lineup recently.