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01-12-2012, 10:31 AM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New Jersey
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You're kidding yourself if you think the Rangers weren't already the joke of the NHL when Sather took over.
Yes, sort of. He took the joke to a completely different level tho.
When Slats took over, the team was in it's first season of true stupidity. As I recall, he took over the season after Smith had thrown money at his version of stop gap players like Fleury, Kamensky, Taylor, Quintal, etc. while our supposed youths developed. Guys like Malhotra, Brendl, Lundmark, York & Hlavak were supposed to be waiting in the wings.
When Sather arrived, he basically shipped these kids out as soon as possible. In retrospect, none of them have really had much of an NHL career. The true problem arises with what he got for them. He basically continued Smith's momentum with hiring mercenaries. The only difference is that while Smith had prospects, Sather had jack. And it took him years to figure this out.
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