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10-03-2008, 01:33 PM
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Sather interview in Europe

Hey, i did not see thread with this, so i did some quick translation.
Article is from the biggest Czech Newspaper, Dnes.
http://hokej.idnes.cz/jagr-odesel-pr..._123814_nhl_ot

Note: I will skip stuff said about Prague and Czech...it was not related to Rangers.
I - interviewer
S - Sather

Obviously Sather was not in the mood for interview.

Sather: "Interview?Why?About what?"

I: Why?Rangers are playing in Czech.
S: Did you talk with our PR guy?

I: Nope. I just see you there standing, so i'm trying my luck
S: So guy from PR is not doing his job? Should i fire him?

I: Thats not necessary. I just want to ask you few questions.
S: Okay lets try it.

I: Since lockout, Rangers were called Czech Rangers sometimes. Did this era end?
s: Everything is changing, Players are getting old, roster is changing, situation is affected by salary cap.
Unfortunately we were not able to keep Jaromir Jagr, because we could not compete with money he is getting in Russia.
For sure i'm missing him right now, he is great guy.

I: Did you speak with him since he started playing in Russia?
s: Our assistent Mike Pelino was in Omsk to see three or four games. Jaromir called Tom Renney week ago , they talked for about half an hour.
He is still with contact with Rangers, we have still great relationship.

I: So you are close friend with JJ.
S: Sure. I really appreciate him a lot, he is a great guy.

I: Is there less laughter in Rangers locker room?
S: Maybe, hard to say. I really miss him. Even on ice. I know he is a great player. Unfortunately it ended like this.

I: Because JJ was insisting on long term contract?
S: Well, it was not easy. JJ is not young anymore. Simply we can't compete with offer from Russia. He chose his way.

I: He did? You couldn't do more?
S: Look, i will say it like this: i know that JJ is still working hard, scoring goals. But there is no way around, our team is getting younger.

I: To keep or to not to keep JJ. Was it the hardest thing you had to do as manager?
S: One of the hardest. Sure, it was complicated. But we did what we had to do. And JJ chose his way as well. No one can blame anyone.

I: But when JJ left, Rangers did not look good. Atleast according to exhibition games, Rangers did not play well.
S: It's nothing we should be afraid of. In preseason games team is getting together. We are not playing with optimal roster all the time.
Our schedule was because of Europe trip quite hectic, it wasn't easy. From 40 players we had to cut lot of players, it's not easy process.

I: One of them was Petr Nedved. Were you surprised to see him playing well?
S: I admit, he played really good in pre-season. He came in a great shape.

I: But?
S: Again, we had to decide. If to go with young player who is something over twenty or if to go with thirty-seven year old veteran.
We went with younger one. That's how it goes. Petr worked hard in training camp, he played good. But hockey changed a lot.

I: How?
S: Speed and toughness, thats what matters. We have an option to keep young guys who are playing this way. And they are 22 years old for example.
And if they are good same as thirty-seven year old veteran, you have to go with younger one.

I: This is exactly the biggest change for Rangers after Jagr-era right? More speed, more youth.
S: Exactly. And we are not the only one going with this style, it's whole NHL. You can't even do it in different way.
Speed? That's the rule number one for success. We are living in time, when NHL has really strict rules about hooking or holding.
Hockey is more than ever sport for young guys.

I: In what category is current Rangers team better than last year? In speed?
S: Hard to say. We didn't play single NHL game. When we do, we will be smarter.
And do you know what comes to my mind?

I: Have no idea.
S: You told me it will be just few questions. Lets end it okay? It's quite a long story now!


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10-03-2008, 01:39 PM
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In article is also written what was Sather's offer and what JJ wanted.
There is no source to this, so take it with grain of salt.
Sather offered one year/6m$ , JJ wanted 2 years/7,5m$ per.

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Typical Sather.

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Wow this doesn't even seem like a real interview with his answers. He seemed peeved with the questions.

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Wow this doesn't even seem like a real interview with his answers. He seemed peeved with the questions.

he seems like a dick

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he seems like a dick
Well that is the case with him 9 out of 10 times. I have never before seen such a smug looking man than Glen Sather. There are things I love about him as a GM and there are things I really really don't like.

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Wow this doesn't even seem like a real interview with his answers. He seemed peeved with the questions.
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he seems like a dick
And that's how we know it's a real Sather interview and not made up!

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In article is also written what was Sather's offer and what JJ wanted.
There is no source to this, so take it with grain of salt.
Sather offered one year/6m$ , JJ wanted 2 years/7,5m$ per.
Actually JJ wanted 3 years. I can't find the link right now. But it said that JJ wanted at least a 3 year deal.

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The way those questions were phrased and posed would have pissed me off too forget the fact that they were directed at Sather. The interviewer seemed as though he was trying to agitate him.

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he seems like a dick
I met him once and he was really nice. Took a picture with me too

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10-03-2008, 09:04 PM
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Sather likes to keep all matters behind closed doors.

We know this, he doesn't like to tip his hand, he doesn't like to give anything to the media.

And once they start pushing his buttons and trying to get more info out of him then he wants to give up, he gets "grumpy" for lack of a better word.

In a way it is better that way.

C'mon now long has it been that way? The interviewer is lucky he got THAT much info out of Sather.

We may not always have had winning teams with Sather, but we will never have a circus like the Knicks either. Because of the way Glen is.

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I met him once and he was really nice. Took a picture with me too
i am just going by this interview and this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjqvPj7ldN4

mind you if that little tit had come up to me i'd have told him to piss off too.

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i am just going by this interview and this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjqvPj7ldN4

mind you if that little tit had come up to me i'd have told him to piss off too.
Are you kidding? That kid deserved the reaction he got, regardless it's pretty ridiculous that you're basing all of your judgment on a short youtube clip.

I've seen Sather several times, he's a nice man.

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Are you kidding? That kid deserved the reaction he got, regardless it's pretty ridiculous that you're basing all of your judgment on a short youtube clip.

I've seen Sather several times, he's a nice man.

hey cant you read no?

look below where i said mind you if that tit come up to me i'd have told him to piss off too.

my impression of him comes from the interview actually, also the interview he gave came across like he was too good to be interviewed smug and arrogant is the impression i got

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I have nothing to dislike with glen's answers to these questions. Jagr was a good citizen while he was here. He was the captain and the team was developed around him. The rangers made the playoffs and grew every year he was on the team... sather and everyone was sad to see him go, but it was best for everyone. As for Nedved... Korpikoski beat him out for the 3rd line center spot. As sather says a 22 year old or 36 year old. I think we all know the right answer.

It was so easy to throw the blame on sather over his first few years as gm... but i have to admit, the dark ages are getting brighter and brighter.

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he seems like a dick
Just catching on to that now?

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Just catching on to that now?

Hey i live in Scotland give me a break

I have to rely on good people like yourself for info on Hartford and prospects and i stay up to watch streams in the early hours of the morning but i wouldnt have it any other way, well unless i could move to New York and get a season ticket

Regarding Sather i can only go by interviews i read and stuff people on here post but lets just say i dont get a good vibe from him or from whats posted about him.

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