Speculation: The mastermind is Renney, not Sather
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07-25-2008, 10:09 PM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: My NY State of Mind
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I think Renney wants to see hard-working players who grind it out and play good two-way hockey. A guy like Zherdev doesn't seem like a Renny player - he reeks of Sather. Redden is a puck moving defenseman - both Renney and Sather like that, but I'm sure Renney would feel more comfortable if he had a guy like Orpik on his blueline, and
perhaps a guy like Campbell (just for the PP).
So it's a compromise between what the two wants (and based on what was available and for what price). I'm sure the team that currently exists wasn't the Rangers 1st, 2nd or 3rd choice, rather it was what they were able to get at the prices they were willing to play in the positions in which they needed help.
sather was quoted during an interview on msg that redden was rated as the highest d-man on their ufa board ahead of campbell.
as for my small $.02 on this topic i agree with pretty much the rest of what you said that these 2 men put their heads together and compromised on most of what they did. with the main point still being that they thought it out together.
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