Sather and the Homegrown Rebuilding of the Rangers
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09-15-2011, 01:01 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
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Ownership is why Sather drafted pure **** throughout the 90s (and earlier) and for at least half of his time with the Rangers?
What Sather has done is assembled an organization full of solid role players and excellent complimentary players. What he has failed to do to date is develop ANY homegrown franchise players. Not a single true star to build around.
Imagine if Richards wasn't scheduled to be a free agent this summer? Would the outlook for this coming season be nearly as great? No. Why? Because all Sather did was paint himself into a corner where the only chance for the team to take that next step was to sign a UFA, something that was no guarantee.
If Richards isn't available, this team is just as mediocre as it was last year, with no one coming up through the ranks to change that. We have a lot more solid young prospects coming, but no #1 playmaking centers.
Hank, Staal, Callahan. They all seem to be very good players any team would LOVE to have.
Dubinsky, Stepan, Anisimov, Sauer, McDonagh, Erixon. He had a hand in all of them.
Saying he isn't doing a good job now is biased from the first half of his reign with the Rangers. This is one of the best young teams in the league. Killing him because he works for an Original 6 Team who has money to spend is silly. The Rangers will always have money to spend. Richards was a player they felt they needed so they brought him in.
Some teams tank and draft the Stamkos' or the Kane's of the league. The Rangers don't tank and instead fill every other slot on their roster with home-grown players and add one or 2 pieces as they see fit.
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