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from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

USA Hockey’s decision to make John Vanbiesbrouck one of its most prominent faces and forces by hiring the former Rangers (and Islanders and Devils) goaltender as assistant executive director of hockey operations is, at best, a tone-deaf call and, at worst, a willfully ignorant one.

Just over a year ago, the patriarchy faced a boycott from the national women’s team over the administration’s separate and unequal treatment. Now, to replace the beloved, late Jim Johansson as the organization’s grassroots ambassador, this same body has selected an individual whose considerable accomplishments on the ice have been overshadowed by his conduct as the OHL Sault Ste. Marie general manager-coach 15 years ago, when he called his team captain, Trevor Daley, the N-word on more than one occasion and was forced to resign from his post in 2003....

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The deal between the Islanders and Maple Leafs that allowed Lou Lamoriello to talk with John Tavares even while the exec was still under contract as a senior adviser to Toronto was orchestrated by ownership, Slap Shots has learned.

It is believed that neither Islanders’ then-president and apparently still-GM Garth Snow nor the Maple Leafs’ president Brendan Shanahan was aware of the agreement. In fact, we’re further told that Snow and coach Doug Weight were kept out of the loop regarding ownership’s talks with Lamoriello while the two men were scouting at the World Championships in Denmark.

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Vanbiesbrouck Inducted into U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

From the AP via Sports Illustrated,

John Vanbiesbrouck entered the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on Friday night as the NHL’s winningest American-born goalie.

“One statistic you don’t know is that I had almost an equal number of losses,’’ the former Rangers star said. “That meant for a lot of cold, dark rides in New York City. It’s in those times that you grow, gain courage and ask the deepest questions.’‘

Vanbiesbrouck retired in 2002 with a 374-346-119 record. He won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s best goalie in 1986.

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