One thing that New York Rangers like to make is to hire people who have succeeded elsewhere.

Whether it is a team of gold medals from the Olympic Games for Herb Brooks or Stanley Cups in Edmonton

Whether it is a team of gold medals from the Olympic Games for Herb Brooks or Stanley Cups in Edmonton

Whether it is a team of gold medals from the Olympic Games for Herb Brooks or Stanley Cups in Edmonton

They did exactly this on this date in 1978 when they signed Fred Shero to a $ 1.25 million contract over five years

To become general manager and Rangers coach after winning two Stanley cups with the Philadelphia flyers.

Shero had resigned from his position with the flyers, but he had another year on his contract.

This ended up becoming a business because the rangers gave Philadelphia a choice of draft in the first round

and money in order to avoid accusations of falsification. For Shero, it was a return to the only team

for which he had ever played in the NHL. He had been a forest ranger for three seasons and was a regular on 

the blue line when they made their trip to the 1950 final against Detroit. He replaced the managing director John Ferguson

And coach Jean-Guy Talbot who was a limited success in New York. Shero lasted a little more than two years in

New York and took the team unexpectedly to the Stanley Cup final in 1979.

Known as Freddie Le Brouillard, he was a character who made special decisions.

A story was that he left the team's party after their opening match in the 1979 final in Montreal against the councils of Phil Esposito.

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