Thread: News Article: Glen Sather and his Staff - Botta
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01-12-2012, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Vito Andolini View Post
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.
It also takes time to build a staff of people who you can trust. Like the article says, the GM oversees everything, but he doesn't make those decisions by himself.

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