Better that he made no deals than accepting a bad deal or selling for the sake of selling. Prospal for a 2nd rounder? No thanks. Not when we're battling for a playoff spot and 2nd rounders are hardly a guarantee to be an NHL starter. If other teams were talking Callahan, Staal, Dubinsky, etc... then I'm glad he did nothing.
First, everyone wants to resign prospal, but how would trading him benefit the rangers in resigning him. There are very few players who get traded away from a team, and then go back in the offseason to said original team.
Second, do you really think that Sather wasnt trying to move roszival, redden, bad contracts? Kudos to other teams general managers to not getting fleeced with our garbage.
Third, this i think this is a good scenario. We sneak into the playoffs, where anything can happen. OR we finish around where we are now, which because of how good the west is we finish with a top ten pick.
It's a little boring, but thank God he didnt make any panic moves.
He's made very good moves since opening night: Jokinen, Christiansen, Prust and Shelley all address needs.
While I would have liked to see him get a 3rd rounder, it's obvious the 4 wins in the last 5 games (3 against elite teams), the emergence of Roszival as a leader of the d-corps, and balanced scoring from 3 lines makes him think he can meet Dolan's "Playoffs a must" edict with the current team.
For once, we have to give credit to Sather for not making a deal for the sake of making a deal.
I'm glad we still have Dubinsky and Callahan more than I'm upset about the lack of action. Maybe the deals just weren't there. Maybe nobody was willing to pay a decent price for Prospal. Whether or not we should have traded him for a pick is debatable but there comes a point where its not worth it. A third rounder? Fourth rounder? Who knows what was offered?
Disappointed they didn't move Prospal for a pick, but, if they couldn't get a #1 for him, what can you do? Didn't expect them to move Jokinen, and Girardi can still be dealt on draft day. Rozsival and/or Redden can be dealt with over the summer. Horton wasn't moved, so I'm not upset a deal for him did not get done. Nothing stupid done in terms of trying to stock up for a playoff. Far too much useless drama on this board.
Wolski for Mueller? Who freaking cares? How is Mueller doing this year? He's got 4 goals in 50+ games. I don't want his underperforming ass here either.
I dont care about mueller either. Wolski, the YOUNG PROVEN COMMODITY whos on pace for 65 points. Is what im talkin about. And if hes traded for a player whos got 4 goals in 50 games then why the hell couldnt the Rangers have beat that is what im saying.
Sather was so busy trying to BUY BUY BUY, that he couldnt see what was right in front of his face. There arent any sellers giving up what he wanted. And all that was out there was lateral moves and teams asking him for things he didnt want to give up, so he was forced to stay pat.
On one hand im glad they didnt do anything like give up picks or trade away players like Callahan.
On the other hand, this would have been the PERFECT time to capitalize on a sour market by trading Prospal, Jokinen or others for some great return for the future. He could have easily landed a 2nd +, maybe 2 from all the buyers out there. The Rangers could have 3 more picks right now but instead theyll miss the playoffs and have nothing to show for Prospal when he resigns for too much. Great work Glen!
Wasted opportunity. Recognizing when the moment is right to strike while the rest of the league is going for it didnt register until probably 5 to 3 and it was too late by then.