Read: Rangers and Sather Celebrate 10 Years of Mediocrity

June 2nd, 2010 by Broadway Hockey Daily Leave a reply »

Despite already being 10 years from his last Stanley Cup, the Rangers made a big deal out of signing Glen Sather as the team’s GM 10 years ago today (that makes it 20 years since Sather’s last Cup).

At the time, I was confused as to why Sather had the reputation he had. Sure he and the Oilers won a lot together, but I always gave most of the credit for that to Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier , who were two once-in-a-lifetime type of players and both were drafted by the Oilers before Sather got there.

By the time he was done in Edmonton, Sather had traded both of those players away and, thankfully, let Adam Graves leave via free agency. At the end of Sather’s tenure up north, the Oilers were a laughingstock.

Today, 10 years later, I am still confused as to why Sather has any reputation at all aside from being one of the worst front office people in the league. For a look back at all the awfulness of Sather’s reign in New York read Michael Obernauer of the NY Daily News ‘ article. If you can&r ...

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