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05-25-2010, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by haohmaru View Post
Sorry, I'd rather assess a guy on performance (which you can't) than make that assumption. Sather obviously has an affinity for Messier, but I don't see how you can call Mark a "crony" (which smacks of favoritism for positions instead of earning them) for a guy that has a pretty much meaningless position ("special assistant to president and general manager") with the Rangers. If Messier is appointed GM at some point, you can make the case that he hasn't earned it.
That's exactly my point. Mess has already benefited from favoritism. Sather brought him back to NY. Sather didn't trade him during the great purge.

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And, personally, I'm not going to be down on a guy that's spent 40 years in hockey, brought us a Cup after 54 years
That's something that has no bearing on his ability to be a good, or even effective, GM.

More likely than not, Sather is going to hand pick his successor — and it's a safe bet that it will be a crony.

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