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03-17-2014, 06:38 AM
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Glen Sather ready to retire?

Sather's buddy from Edmonton Jim Matheson

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Is it possible Hockey Hall of Famer Glen Sather, 70, may be thinking of retiring as a general manager if the New York Rangers make the playoffs this season? I’ve heard that. There was no response to a recent inquiry by me from Sather. If true, the Oilers can get his banner raised next season. The Oilers have put off a ceremony because Sather, the first member of the Oilers’ organization to make the HHOF in 1997, has been a GM with another team.
http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/201...this-n-that-6/

What difference does it make if the Rangers make the playoffs or not? Playoffs? The team is headed on the wrong track with Sather at the helm. If the Rangers make the playoffs as the second wild card and get smacked around by the Bruins,Sather will retire. If the Rangers are the 9th seed in the east,then Sather stays another year. Makes no sense. Just go already.

Nick Kypreos reported in December there was speculation about Sather's future and the Rangers could be making front office changes.

Good riddance *******.

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Sather's buddy from Edmonton Jim Matheson



http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/201...this-n-that-6/

What difference does it make if the Rangers make the playoffs or not? Playoffs? The team is headed on the wrong track with Sather at the helm. If the Rangers make the playoffs as the second wild card and get smacked around by the Bruins,Sather will retire. If the Rangers are the 9th seed in the east,then Sather stays another year. Makes no sense. Just go already.

Nick Kypreos reported in December there was speculation about Sather's future and the Rangers could be making front office changes.

Good riddance *******.
But anything can happen in the playoffs!

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What difference does it make if the Rangers make the playoffs? Maybe he doesn't want his final season to be a complete failure. This is still a proud person we're talking about. It makes perfect sense.

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Sather's list of greatest accomplishments as Rangers GM:

1.) Trading for Ryan McDonagh.
2.) Retiring.

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Been saying this since September. I really, really, hope this is true.

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...and on this day, Monday, March 17, 2014, showjaxx won the internets for making me spill coffee on my white dress shirt.

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I'm going to look and feel like an idiot for the next 9 hours at work, yet I feel this was completely worth it. Nice job!

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We need a G.M. with vision and patience. Enough with the knee jerk reactions. Fourteen years of inept mismanagement. Gorton should be given the chance without interference from Dolan. This team has gone in the wrong direction and will get worse before better. We are the ONLY team to give away 1st rounders in two of three years. Build through the draft and shrewd free agent signings, not high price signings but college and undrafted players
The real gutsy move is getting Hank to waive his NMC and dealing him to a contender for a slew of picks and prospects. I do not believe this team can compete during Hank's prime

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Thank you.

Only now realize that Sather looks an awful lot like Donald Rumsfeld.

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****ing guys has been mailing it in since he's been hired.

May as well make it official.

His tenure here has been at worst, absolute failure. At best? Completely Atrocious

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What difference does it make if the Rangers make the playoffs? Maybe he doesn't want his final season to be a complete failure. This is still a proud person we're talking about. It makes perfect sense.
A little to late for that.

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Good bye.

What will it take to get a GM who can say "no" to the siren call of trading draft picks for older stars?

So depressing.

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Bravo, sir, bravo.

I suppose it's time to start bombarding Jeff Gorton's email and phone line with requests for a casual meeting between he and I. Ya know, just to get in his head about plugging me into the front office when Sather leaves

After all, I did call the Klein for Del Zotto trade. Should probably put that on my resume.

Either way, for Glen, retirement is long overdue. On the other hand, consider me someone who might want to go outside the current Rangers FO for the new GM. I don't know how much I want Gorton running things despite HFNYR's commitment to blaming everything bad on Sather, and everything good on "wow, Gorton must have had a lot of input on that one!"

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Would explain wheeling and dealing firsts like candy.

Unfortunately every single big name we grab (literally every single one) except Jagr decides to fall off a cliff 1 year after coming here.

Drury, Redden, Nash, Richards, Gaborik (really bad second year although he came back in his third).

Now an art ross winning guy who was scoring at a 70-80 pt pace in THIS season can't score with us. This was consistent with Renney, Torts, now AV. It's unreal. Somehow our Pro scouts are able to predict with pinpoint accuracy every time a FA is about to fall off a cliff.

Team loaded with grinders and jammers? Can't score. Team loaded with skill guys? Can't score. The Jagr line and 2 Gaborik seasons stand alone as the only bright spot in the black hole that is NYR offense.

At least we traded Gomez and Gabs away at the absolute most perfect times imaginable.

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Please, please, please, please, please...

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What difference does it make if the Rangers make the playoffs? Maybe he doesn't want his final season to be a complete failure. This is still a proud person we're talking about. It makes perfect sense.
Sather is already a complete failure. A few points from making or not making the playoffs shouldn't be the deciding factor. If the Rangers miss and Sather stays,will it be the same criteria for next season? What happens if they miss again and give TB a top pick in the draft for a 40 year old player? Sather will hold on until the team makes the playoffs? 6-7 years ago there was a report about Sather retiring if the Rangers won the Cup. Now its making the playoffs. Sather should close the blinds in his home and not leave his home in shame for the next 6 months if the Rangers can't make the playoffs in a lousy conference.

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If the Rangers go outside the organization for the next GM, get ready for Brian Burke as your next Rangers GM.

Prototypical Dolan pick. Typical lazy, good 'ol boys club choice.

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I'm not getting my hopes up yet, but yes please. I'm gonna get a nice bottle of whisky and a big fat cigar if he retires. I don't care that I'm a non-smoker. I'm gonna celebrate the day he retires Glen Sather style.

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If this was true, someone should have locked him in a closet at the trade deadline.

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Bravo, sir, bravo.

I suppose it's time to start bombarding Jeff Gorton's email and phone line with requests for a casual meeting between he and I. Ya know, just to get in his head about plugging me into the front office when Sather leaves

After all, I did call the Klein for Del Zotto trade. Should probably put that on my resume.

Either way, for Glen, retirement is long overdue. On the other hand, consider me someone who might want to go outside the current Rangers FO for the new GM. I don't know how much I want Gorton running things despite HFNYR's commitment to blaming everything bad on Sather, and everything good on "wow, Gorton must have had a lot of input on that one!"

inb4MessierasGM

I agree with you on going outside the Org.

The best young player we have on the team was acquired in a trade with the Habs.

says something about the front office.

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A little to late for that.
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Sather is already a complete failure. A few points from making or not making the playoffs shouldn't be the deciding factor. If the Rangers miss and Sather stays,will it be the same criteria for next season? What happens if they miss again and give TB a top pick in the draft for a 40 year old player? Sather will hold on until the team makes the playoffs? 6-7 years ago there was a report about Sather retiring if the Rangers won the Cup. Now its making the playoffs. Sather should close the blinds in his home and not leave his home in shame for the next 6 months if the Rangers can't make the playoffs in a lousy conference.
I'm not talking from our perspective. We might look at this one way and think that it's kind of a silly deciding factor, but that's because we don't want him here anyway. But, when you get to decide for yourself in a job that you like, then you might not want to leave after ending up with the worst possible outcome. Eventually he might give up trying to go out on a somewhat positive note (again, from his perspective, not ours), but this is the first we're hearing anything real about him retiring soon. If the Rangers manage to miss the playoffs this year and next, it might be a different story.

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His tenure here has been at worst, absolute failure. At best? Completely Atrocious
Just remember, if only he would have the Rangers budget, he would win the Cup every year.

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I'll believe it when I see it.

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