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09-03-2008, 09:35 PM
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I wouldn't bet on that--it's been 18 years since Sather won a Stanley Cup and in all that time, only in the last two years has Sather's team made it out of the first round of the playoffs. He came to the Rangers boasting that it would be easy to build a winner and yet it took 5 years and a lockout (which forced him) to finally rebuild organization the way it should be done. And even now, the best prospects (besides Lundqvist, who developed outside the organization and Staal who's path to the NHL was not typical either) are not in the NHL yet and we have no idea whether they will even successfully make the jump into the NHL, much less fulfill their potential.

Sather would be more than happy to trade away some of the potential that's been built up in the organization for a proven player, as long he thinks it will get him closer to his final goal. And regardless of how many changes he's made this off season, I'm sure the expectation within the organization is to do at least as well as the last two years, if not better.

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