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06-01-2013, 08:05 PM
Son of Steinbrenner
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Originally Posted by Brian Boyle View Post
Agreed. Which I why I think this discussion is silly for once, I think Sather's a little under pressure here. With Lundqvist a UFA, he can't afford to go with a coach that has a losing record at the NHL level like Gretzky, or a coach with no experience whatsoever like Messier. If the team fails to compete, Lundqvist will be gone, I think. If Lundqvist leaves, Sather could get the boot.

I'm expecting Vigneault or Eakins to be hired. They're the two most prominent names, and the two most promising ones, as well.
I hope you are right however I think it's very possible Sather will retire as GM no matter if the next coach fails or the coach after that. Sather will still be GM if the team finished in last place next season. Dolan has made it clear he won't fire the guy. If Lundqvist leaves "the Garden" will label Hank a villain. EVERY perceived bad thing Lundqvist ever did in New York will be leaked to the media. It's how Dolan and co operate.

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