New York Rangers General Manager Glen Sather Deserves Some Credit

January 9th, 2011 by Nicholas Pugliese Leave a reply »
For many years, New York Rangers fans have been asking for Glen Sather's head.  Despite being one of the biggest market teams out there, Sather has not been able to put together a successful team for quite some time, including some big disappointments like missing the playoffs last year.  

Even though he has handed out some absolutely brutal contracts to underperforming players, Sather deserves some recognition for the complete roster the Rangers have been throwing out there every game.

All of the success has stemmed from the youth movement.  Before the cap era, the Rangers kept bringing in superstar after superstar nearing the end of their careers (see Bure, Pavel; Lindros, Eric; etc.), only to make it nowhere.  Ever since the lockout, Sather has been making a conscious effort to not trade away the young talent and give them some playing time.

Let's take a quick look at how that has panned out so far:

Brandon Dubinsky: Has really come into his own this season, leading the team in every offensive category (goals, assists, points), while playing great two-way hockey and bringing some leadership and toughness.& ...

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