None of us have any idea what happened so it's unfair to judge it. Not saying this is the case (again I'd have no way of knowing) but often when a superior is aloof then when he does speak people listen, and it can do some real good. It means more when it almost never happens. One more time, I'm not saying this is the case, but I don't think the possibility should be dismissed based on nothing. Until we know lets try not to render harsh judgment.
It's starting to look like this team has some individuals who are having a tough time processing their names circulating in the rumor front...and maybe thats what Torts was talking about when he said "we need to stick together with all thats swirling around" something to that extent?
and now Sather supposedly encouraged them in the room? If that's what happened?
BTW, does anyone else think it's ridiculous how he can just respond to Gross' question with a "No?" It just shows you how bulletproof he feels that he can just dismiss a question offhand like that. He's also fully aware that no one outside of the die hards will ever hear that he was in the locker room. At least give us some hockey cliches or some BS... he shows no effort, just like his hockey team.
depends on your pov, you can see it as he wasn't very happy and it showed a concentrated resolve. it's all speculation and pov from this little info.
So far from this very little tidbit we can conclude that Sather is full of himself. He believes he's constructed a good team when the fact of the matter is he has constructed a incompetent team. He believes in them? Not playing the way they should be or can? Just look at the damn roster. You have people playing roles they wouldn't be playing on any other competetive team. Maybe he's giving them hope so the team puts together some effort and points while that buys him some leeway to work out a deal. Who knows.