All-Encompassing Tortorella/Sather Thread
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03-04-2013, 04:40 PM
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Actually, Kel, you brought him up. And what did you win? You don't even have a leg to stand on. Name a single GM/front office executive in the last 20 years of ANY sport, much less the NHL, that has as lengthy and as consistent a record of failure as Glen Sather (other than Mike Milbury). Name ANY GM/front office executive that never produces results and is never held accountable by his superior for as long as Glen Sather has operated under such circumstances.
Glen Sather is the worst thing to happen to this franchise during my lifetime, and considering I know the history of the franchise fairly well, I think it can be argued that he's the worst thing to happen to this franchise ever. It's a toss up between him and Dolan, really.
I don't know how loyal Dolan is to anyone other than Sather, by the way, considering the amount of coaches this team has gone through over the last 13 years.
As an example, take a look at Buffalo, a team that just fired Lindy Ruff, the only coach to have coached the Sabres during Sather's tenure with the Rangers. The Rangers, of course, have had five different coaches since Sather took over. 10 playoff series won by the Sabres in that span (that's six more than the Rangers have won with Sather at the helm). Remember, this is a Sabres franchise that is located in one of the least attractive cities in the league, and until recently, has been one of financially weaker franchises in the league.
Or let's take a look at David Poile and Barry Trotz in Nashville, the only GM/Coach duo in that team's history. This EXPANSION team that came into existence just before Sather took over the Rangers, has battled financial instability, attendance, and ownership fiascoes, has won 2 playoff series and has qualified more times for the playoffs than the Rangers have during Glen Sather's tenure.
You remember that's not my argument. Come on, don't strawman you're better than that. After Lockout Sather (ALS) is a different person than Before Lockout Sather (BLS). That's clear as... a really clear thing. So, lets keep the hate focused on BLS. I wanted BLS fired too, but he was already fired and replaced by ALS.
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