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Sather Speaks: Lack of Puck Possession Had "A lot to do" with Torts' firing
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06-20-2013, 09:43 AM
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Location: New York, NY
Originally Posted by
To the OP.
What do you want from Sather? Do you want him to publically state that he's a buffoon, has no idea what he is doing, doesn't have the pulse of the team?
I'm not sure what you are after here because if it's anything close to the above then you are going to remain disappointed.
Regardless of the extension, regardless of whether he had a birdy in the Org. feeding him info about the inner workings of the team from Coach down, regardless if it was players that provided him the basis for the firing, it was a move that HAD to be made. His system was flawed in design and approach. The breakout was predictable and never adjusted much. The offensive "scheme" was non-existant, The PP was getting worse by the year. In addition to ALL of that, Torts is an abbrasive personality that is and has been difficult to approach when you have a differing of opinion on style and approach.
I presonally felt that Sather should not have been the guy to lead the franchise out of the 05 lockout.
I also feel that some of the guys that run our draft should NOT be considered as replacements for Sather based on the passive players that have drafted amd acquired over the last few years.
If you are looking for Sather to commit career suicide, you are barking up the wrong tree.
IT'S NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN.
So I ask:
What is it exactly that you are looking for from Sather?
Good post. Your points are valid. I just feel like as BRB and some others do that he is extremely contradictory with his comments. He only talks when it's convenient for him (ie things are going well or a move is perceived as a good one) or he absolutely has to. He doesn't have accountability. Obviously, my frustrations mirror yours in terms of Sather's leadership skills and some front office personalities. I am not asking for Sather to commit career suicide. I know he won't. And honestly, based on his chummy relationship with Dolan, I'm unsure that he could even if he tried. All I ask for is some kind of consistency in his message. To me, these contradictions represent the larger scale problem in that he doesn't have a long term plan is incomplete or unmapped. That's all.
Originally Posted by
Hell yes, this guy gets it. I don't come around much anymore because of the way this board must fight about every single thing and act like the smallest incident or issue is the worst thing ever, blah blah blah. This board pretty much sucks these days but it's a good place to get the most recent news
I don't disagree with any of that. I don't post as often or read certain things as much either. I was not on these boards complaining after every win or hoping the Rangers tanked down the stretch just so Torts would lose his job. As I say, I am a generally and genuinely optimistic guy with respect to life and this team and my post history reflects that.
A lot about how Sather has handled things bothered me and this situation just made it bubble over for me. Just as people wonder(ed) whether Torts was capable of being the coach to get us over the hump and a Cup, I question whether Sather is that man just the same. I am just frustrated that Sather has been given the ability to hire another coach and he remains unscathed.
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