Sather and the Homegrown Rebuilding of the Rangers
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09-15-2011, 07:08 PM
Join Date: Mar 2004
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The scouts that recommended Lundqvist were all hired by Neil Smith. Sather has absolutely nothing to do with it.
And we got very, very lucky that a 7th round pick turned out as well as he did. If we had any inkling that he would be this good, you can bet he would have been drafted much higher.
It has nothing to do with pessimism. I'm as optimistic for this upcoming season as anyone. But I'm not going to say "Good job Glen" until I see the results, because results are what he gets paid for. Any other GM in any other sport would have been fired by now. I'm not going to pat him on the back just because the team looks good on paper.
The man has proven zilch. One only has to look back at the coaches he has hired. What appears to have happened is that, upon Maloney's departure he scored with the hiring of Gordie Clark, and he has scored with the hiring of Torts (so far). He made some nice trades, but he does not get credit when the trades he made were to repair a dumb signing he has made. Let's see some results before I call the man successful. Based on results, he should have been canned before the lockout.
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