Sather must go.
I would like to congratulate Glen Sather on his tenth anniversary of service as President and General Manager of the New York Rangers.
Among your great accomplishments, my favorite was trading Brian Leetch to the Toronto Maple Leafs for prospects Maxim Kondratiev, Jarkko Immonen, a first-round pick which became Lauri Korpikoski and a second-round pick which became Michael Sauer. With that move you showed the loyalty (to one of the greatest players this team has ever had) and a keen eye for talent that has been the hallmark of your career. Where would our team be today without Maxim, Jarkko, Lauri and Michael? Who cares that Brian got his 1,000 career point as a Bruin.
Thanks for getting rid of Blair Betts and picking up Donald Brashear. What a further display of loyalty to a team player! What a better demonstration of your loyalty to the fans could there be than selecting a player every fan hated! And Donald was such a valuable addition you gave him a two year deal; what an eye for value!
Thanks also for getting players such as Eric Lindros, Pavel Bure and Wade ($32.8 million) Redden. Your eye for talent and value just continues to improve!
Seriously, in ten years Sather has shown a lack of respect for loyalty and a lack of respect for Ranger tradition. He has been disrespectful to the media, players and fans alike. He has also shown a lack of ability to assess talent and an inability to deal with the salary cap.
And, seriously, the results have been horrific. In these ten years the Rangers have won exactly two playoff series, while the Devils have won two Stanley Cups.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Sather must go.