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Neil Smith

Neil Smith (Executive.  Born, Toronto, Ont., Jan. 9, 1954.)  An all-America defenseman at Western Michigan, Neil Smith played two seasons in the Islanders farm system before becoming a scout for the team.  He moved to the Detroit Red Wings as director of professional scouting in 1982 and then became the director of scouting.  He also served […]

Mike Keenan

Mike Keenan (Hockey.  Born, Whitby, Ont., Oct. 21, 1949.)  In their long and not always illustrious history dating from 1926, only once have the Rangers finished with the N.H.L.’s best regular season record and then gone on to win the Stanley Cup.  That year was 1993-94 and their coach that year – and only that […]

Michel Bergeron

Michel Bergeron (Hockey.  Born, Dec. 12, 1939, Chicoutimi, P.Q.)  Michel Bergeron cost the Rangers their No. 1 pick in the 1988 draft, and despite a plus-.500 record in his two seasons as coach was in all likelihood not worth the investment.  A well-regarded coach who led the Quebec Nordiques to the playoffs each year from […]

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