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10-21-2013, 07:38 PM
Mats, Zuke of NY
Join Date: Nov 2009
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People keep saying this. How do you explain away the many years under Sather that the Rangers missed the playoffs ?
and on top of that blowing his bosses money left and right on hunches that never pan out.
The Rangers under Sather have missed the playoffs almost as much as have made them. So he isn't exactly the darling of revenue generation, add in the millions that have been squandered and the only conclusion is that he has pictures of Dolan banging goats or something.
That's not looking at things in context. He missed the playoffs the first 4 years at the helm. I concur that is somewhat of a long leash, but perhaps Dolan allows him an adjustment period, or gets the benefit of the doubt being the legendary Glen Sather.
After that he has only had a team miss the playoffs once. We all know that story. Not to mention. The team was competitive enough to make the playoffs, they just didn't get it done.
Lastly how many of those 4 missed playoff years were top 5 picks? Zero. The closest was '03-'04 at number 6. Another of those first 4 losses was 9th in the conference, another near miss.
By all accounts if Glen's only job was to make the playoffs every year, or at least be competitive enough to be in the race come April, then he has done a pretty good job. Honestly a better argument for why Dolan probably hasn't just given him carte blanche is that all the years he has made the playoffs guess who has been on the team? Yes, The King. So really you could say the only reason this team has made the playoffs since after the lockout is because of Henrik Lundqvist, and in reality has little to do with Glen.
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