Read: What Neil Smith Thinks A Winning Team Should Include

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.

Here, former Rangers GM Neil Smith talks about how he thinks a Stanley Cup winner needs to be built.

“I think that, for me, the number one ingredient if you want to win the Stanley Cup is you better start getting people who have won the Stanley Cup…The whole key to the Rangers winning the Stanley Cup was Messier, along with Tikkanen, Kevin Lowe, Buekeboom and Anderson….because they knew how to get there.

Smith was the Rangers GM from 1989 to 2000.