The New York Rangers have done plenty of losing in 2018-19 and now they might be losing team president Glen Sather according to reports.
Is Glen Sather stepping down as president of NYR? Multiple sources suggest it’s likely to happen in the near future, that this is Sather’s call and that he would still be an advisor to James Dolan, executive chairman and CEO of MSG, but NYR would be looking for a new president.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 4, 2019
McKenzie reports that it is entirely up to Sather whether or not he decides to stay. If he does leave, he would still continue to advise team owner James Dolan. Dolan has given Sather full control of the team, staying away from the hockey operations department over the last few years.
Dolan announced Sather as team president and general manager back on June 1, 2000. Sather would step down as general manager after the 2014-15 season following a trip to the Stanley Cup Final in 2014 and a visit to the Eastern Conference Final in 2015.
Should Sather leave, the Rangers will have to find a new team president who shares a similar mindset of what Sather and current general manager Jeff Gorton have developed during this rebuild. New York would take a huge step back if the new president and Gorton did not see eye to eye on what moves the team should make.
Sather’s best success came from back when he was coaching the Edmonton Oilers during their dynasty. He coached Edmonton to five Stanley Cup championships, including two Presidents’ Trophies and six conference championships.
While his time running the Rangers will be remembered for him trading away first round picks and prospects, he did a fantastic job turning the Rangers around allowing them to compete for the playoffs every season.