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09-15-2011, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by GAGLine View Post
Let's be clear on something. General Managers and their scouts get paid to predict the future. They draft, trade for and sign players who they believe will help the team win a championship. If those players do not help the team win, then the GM is ultimately responsible for that failure.

Sather has been here for 11 years (10 seasons). In that time, we have made the playoffs 5 times and missed 5 times, never finishing higher than 5th in the conference. We have won 2 playoff series (not in the same year).

Now, I know the Sather apologists like to point out how much things have improved since the lockout. So in the interest of putting things in perspective, here is the results for each team since the lockout:

SCF = Stanley Cup Finals appearances
CF = Conference Finals appearances
SERIES = Playoff series wins
PO = Playoff appearances
PRES = President's Trophies
DIV = Division Titles

TeamCupsSCFCFSERIESPOPRESDIV
Detroit12311625
Pittsburgh1228501
Anaheim1127501
Boston1116402
Chicago1126301
Carolina1126201
Vancouver0116414
Philadelphia0126501
San Jose0027614
Buffalo0024412
Ottowa0114401
Montreal0013501
Washington0002414
New Jersey0002504
Edmonton0113100
Dallas0012301
Tampa Bay0012300
Rangers0002500
Nashville0001500
Colorado0002300
Minnesota0000201
Los Angeles0000200
Phoenix0000200
Atlanta0000101
Islanders0000100
Columbus0000100
St.Louis0000100
Toronto0000000
Florida0000000
Dallas0012301

I'm sure some will argue that the Rangers should be higher on this list, but how much higher? Certainly not in the top 14. We've been mediocre at best since the lockout. If you add in the numbers for Sather's entire tenure, it gets even worse.

Sather doesn't deserve credit because he has yet to actually accomplish anything. He gets paid to build winning teams. So far, he hasn't even come close.

Edit: Update to say the Rangers haven't finished higher than 5th rather than 6th in the conference.
Dallas is on the list twice

last and above Tampa Bay

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