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Silky N’ Filthy Podcast: How to Rebuild & How to F*** it up

Our case studies: The Vancouver Canucks & The New York Rangers

2016 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7
JUNE 25: New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton and New York Rangers Director, European Scouting Nickolai Bobrov looks on during the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in Buffalo, New York.
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The Vancouver Canucks might finally, maybe, possible be turning the ship around, but it’s been a long time coming.

The New York Rangers on the other hand, appear to have executed one of the best rebuilds in recent memory.

On this week’s episode of Silky N’ Filthy, we take a trip down memory lane by looking at the Canucks’ botched retool-on-the-fly, which eventually became a forced rebuild after a couple of years occupying the bottom of the standings.

The Rangers, on the other hand, announced their rebuild after two-thirds of a season where they weren’t god. Just 18 months later, they’re primed to push for the playoffs.

To break down the Rangers rebuild, we bring on the host of the Chel Squared podcast and our Rangers expert Andrew Chelney. One of the most fascinating topics of this discussion was the role of ownership in the rebuild.

For those that don’t know, the Rangers and the NBA’s New York Knicks are owned by the same guy. While the Rangers rebuild has been stellar, the same can’t be said about the floundering Knicks.

Here’s the episode breakdown

  • The yin and yang of Benning and Gorton (5:00)
  • The mis-steps of the “Benning Rebuild (8:30)
  • Andrew Chelney joins the show (19:40)
  • Not just Vancouver that’s critical of Benning (24:00)
  • The start of the Rangers rebuild (26:10)
  • Are the Rangers a playoff team? (29:45)
  • The Rangers compelling ownership situation (38:30)
  • The legend of Jeff Gorton (44:15)
  • Shaping up the Canucks and Rangers next season (49:30)


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