In the book “Behind The Moves,” Jason Farris spoke with NHL General Managers past and present about how they conduct business and to tell stories about their lives in hockey.
Washington Capitals GM George McPhee had this to say about his dealings with Rangers President and GM Glen Sather:
“Glen is easy to have a conversation with but hard to make a trade with because he really grinds it out. I’ve done just one trade with him, for [Jaromir] Jagr, and it took forever.”
“I don’t think anybody tried to fleece me off the top, but I remembered Glen Sather saying to me, ‘Now, listen. I’m going to try to pick your pocket and you are going to try and pick mine.’ He was real frank about it.”