I just figured I'd bring this up...
Jagr once said that his father said he played the best hockey at age 37 and a few years ago, it seemed like Jagr was waiting for it.
So if we resign him, I'm thinking he may be extra motivated this year, because of the whole age 37 thing.
As long as the Dolan's own the team Glen Sather is not going anywhere--except maybe into retirement some day. His track record for picking coaches before Renney was not very good. To go back to this years playoffs--the Rangers were marginally outplayed by the Pens--at least in the sense that a case could be made that every game in the series could have had a different outcome. One major difference was Pittsburgh's top end talent--and the reason why Pittsburgh has so much is because they sucked so bad for a long period of time--for us to catch up some day we'd have to be the worst team in the league for 4 seasons in a row. It wasn't any super intelligence that got them to where they are today--it was just a bad hockey team from the top on down. Unfortunately matching against them now only gets harder for the next several years. I think the gap widens as the Crosby's and Malkin's get more experienced. There is only so much a coach can do to prepare his team to play against a team with a superstar each on its two top lines. Blaming him for the team losing this year seems a bit unfair. Jumping all over guys like Tyutin seems unfair as well.