A few weeks before the end of the season, Sather told me he had no plans to step down or step away from the GM’s job; no intention to enjoy life at the fishing hole or on a safari as club president while leaving the day-to-day grind to someone else, perhaps someone from his staff that includes Jeff Gorton and Jim Schoenfeld. It is unknown whether this unexpected run has changed his outlook. There is no better way to go out than on top.
Ron Low, John Muckler, Darius Kasperitis, Eric Lindros, Bobby Holik, Chris Drury, Pavel Bure, Anson Carter, Wade Redden all agree with you.
If we win the Cup, all will be forgiven. I gave up my season tickets when Redden was signed. My contempt for Sather has been well documented. Nevertheless, a Cup will heal my wounds and venom for his reign
I've been calling for the end of the Glen Sather era for years, but I have to admit:
When you are close to the top of the mountain, looking down at the mistakes that were made, its a whole lot different than looking up at something that feels insurmountable, when those mistakes first happened.
I'd take a chance on Pavel Bure every time. The guy was awesome.
Yup. He made a huge difference.
What did we lose for Lindros? Brendl? Johnson? That's okay.
Hindsight for what was given up is not the only way to judge trades. Do you mean to tell me that you view the Lindros trade as a success?
If you are looking for a perfect gm you might have a long search. Despite some moves that turned out badly we are in the cup finals so maybe it is possible Slat made some good moves as well?
No one is denying that he made good moves as well. And I have no idea of what the perfect GM is. However, I do know that no GM in the NHL has been given as many mulligans as Sather and if he was in any organization run by someone besides Dolan, that he would have been gone a long time ago.