July 17, 1989 |
The Rangers ended seven weeks of front-office turmoil today by naming Neil Smith as their new general manager. Smith, 35, the ninth general manager in Rangers history, comes to New York after seven years with the Detroit Red Wings, where he served as chief scout and general manager of the Adirondack Red Wings, Detroit's top farm team, which won the American Hockey League championship this spring.
October 4, 1989 |
The New York Rangers cut their ties Tuesday with center Marcel Dionne, the National Hockey League's third all-time leading scorer, and said they were trying to find a place for him elsewhere in the league. "It was mutually agreed upon by the Rangers' coaching staff and myself that Marcel Dionne, judging by the just completed training camp, will not be a member of the New York Rangers' hockey team this season," Ranger General Manager Neil Smith said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1992 |
Roger Duthoy, assistant superintendent of secondary education for the Orange Unified School District, will take over as principal of El Rancho Middle School on July 1. Duthoy will replace Neil Smith, who has been named principal of Richland Continuation High School. Smith, who takes over for Jerry Uffelman, served for 12 years as Richland's principal before moving to El Rancho.
May 14, 1985
Chapman College defeated Stephen F. Austin, 5-1, Monday in the first round of the NCAA Division 2 men's tennis championships at Cal State Northridge. The Panthers, seeded No. 2, will play No. 3 Rollins College of Winter Park Florida today in a semifinal match at 8:30 a.m. Rollins defeated Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 5-4, in its first round match. Chapman's No. 1 player, Troy Turnbull, defeated Tom Goles, 6-3, 6-4.
November 14, 1997 |
The Broncos have won 23 of their last 27 regular-season games, and besides all but clinching the AFC West Division title, they can maintain their edge in securing home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. As if they needed any more help, they get the revenge-minded Chiefs without quarterback Elvis Grbac, sidelined because of a broken collarbone. Rich Gannon failed miserably in relief of Grbac last week in Jacksonville, but maybe the Chiefs were looking ahead.
June 2, 2000 |
Glen Sather created a champion in the small-market world of Edmonton. Now he'll try to rebuild the biggest-spending club in the NHL. Sather was introduced Thursday as the president and general manager of the New York Rangers, a far cry from the Canadian plains. "I've been a bit of a champion for some of the ideas in Canada's small-market teams. Maybe I can do it from a different point of view now," Sather said. Sather replaces Neil Smith.
June 11, 2005 |
The NHL began voting on the proposed sale of the Mighty Ducks to Broadcom co-founder Henry Samueli and his wife, Susan, on Friday, an NHL team source said. A three-quarters vote of the league's 30 teams is needed to approve the sale, but there is expected to be little or no objection to the Samuelis. The results will be completed by midweek. The Samuelis, who also operated the Arrowhead Pond where the Ducks play, have agreed to purchase the team from the Walt Disney Co. for $75 million.
January 26, 1998 |
Five key moments you may have missed: 1) Vaughn Hebron's 32-yard kick return for the Broncos after the Packers scored on their first drive. The Broncos tied the score 10 plays later. 2) Neil Smith chasing Brett Favre around the backfield before Favre threw his first-quarter interception. Favre never seemed completely relaxed again. 3) Consecutive offsides penalties against Packer offensive lineman Adam Timmerman and Frank Winters on their first drive of the second half.
November 16, 1994 |
Arizona Cardinal quarterback Steve Beuerlein had surgery Tuesday to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. The Cardinals said Beuerlein is expected to return in two to three weeks. He was injured Sunday during the Cardinals' first offensive series against the New York Giants. He continued to play and directed both second-half scoring drives in a 10-9 victory which left the Cardinals at 4-6. Coach Buddy Ryan said Jay Schroeder would start Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.