Glen Sather Not Putting New York Rangers on Right Track

November 11th, 2009 by Robby Krevat Leave a reply »
The hot-start Rangers are now injury plagued and sinking through the ranks.

The Rangers came back from the lockout with the hopes of a fresh start. The first three seasons did just that. They showed an improving team that was made from no-namers and the Rangers own system, and a gamble on Jaromir Jagr.

They appeared to have learned their lesson of going out and buying high price stars wasn't the way to win.

This all changed at the end of the 2007-2008 season when Shanahan, Straka, Jagr, Avery were all let go for the purpose of rebuilding.


This was a team that went to the second round of the playoffs two years in a row, and in the second year they were ousted by the team that represented the Eastern Conference in the Stanley Cup finals for the two following years. Why did they mess with a good thing?

In the 2008-09 season the Rangers had a blazing hot start rushing to the top of the league with their new team, then a dismal showing for the remainder of the season until John Tortorella was brought in and Sean Avery was brought back.

This year was hopes of rectifying mistakes from the previous yea ...

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