Glen Sather will be honored tonight when the New York Rangers battle the Edmonton Oilers. Let’s take a look at his best and worst moves as Rangers’ GM.
New York Rangers (18-8-3, 39 points, 2nd in NHL Metropolitan Division)
Edmonton Oilers (2-15-2, 26 points, 6th in NHL Pacific Division)
Tonight, 9:30 on MSG
Rexall Place, Edmonton ALB
By Chris Wengert
New York Rangers’ President and former General Manager Glen Sather will be honored with a banner raising ceremony tonight in Edmonton.
Sather brought a lot of success to Edmonton, winning four Stanley Cups as head coach and one more as President and General Manager.
Around the big apple however, “Slats” is generally known for decision making that left you scratching your head or punching a wall. But we’ll get into this a bit later.
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Whether you love or hate him, all fans have to admit that Glen Sather has accomplished a lot during his tenure in New York. For as many bone-headed transactions as he made, Sather would pull off seemingly impossible deals from time to time.
These “Jedi mind tricks” as fans call them, have led the Rangers to a few Eastern Conference Finals appearances and a Stanley Cup Final. With the exception of one season, the Rangers have made the playoffs almost every season for the past decade.
Because Sather is going to be honored before the Rangers face off against the Oilers tonight, let’s take a look at some of the best and worst moves he made as the General Manager in New York.
Quick Side Note: It’s sad what has transpired for Cam Talbot. Not only has he not lived up to expectations in Edmonton, but he now finds himself in the same boat as last year- acting as a back up, this time for Anders Nilsson.
In addition, keep an eye on the roster tonight:
Viktor Stalberg was the last Ranger on ice. So looks like Etem in. AV will presumably talk at some point later today.
— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) December 11, 2015