True North Sports & Entertainment issued the following statement with regards to the status of Mr. Rick Dudley and the General Manager's position of the new National Hockey League franchise in Winnipeg:
"After meeting with Rick Dudley this week, we have decided to go in another direction with the position of General Manager of our team," said Mark Chipman, Chairman of the Board, True North Sports & Entertainment. "We informed Rick of our decision late yesterday afternoon, and thanked him for his work in building a foundation and future for this team. We will have no further comment on any personnel matters at this time."
I don't have a crystal ball. Predicting is a real complicated thing. If we stay healthy, have enough depth and get the good goaltending we think we're going to have, you can go all the way. But a lot of things have to happen. There's going to be a lot of teams that think the same thing. Everyone made deals. We're all are optimistic about where we'll end up.
— Rangers general manager Glen Sather after being asked if he's constructed a team that can win the Stanley Cup before their 4-1 win against the Predators on Monday