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.
Current Calgary GM Jay Feaster tells a story of one of his first interactions with Glen Sather:
“When I was a rookie GM, 2002, Glen would call and he’d start, ” What’s going on” What are you doing? Got anything going?’ I’d tell him what we were looking for, and then I’d say, ‘How about you? What are you looking for?’ Well, I don’t know. We need a second-line center. Let me ask you something,. That Leceevaler, Laclavier, or what’s that guy’s name that you have there, that young kid? Would you ever think of moving him?
Feaster adds that his response was “‘No, we’re not going to move him, thanks.’ That was his way of going about it.”
Sather said “I called about Vinny more or less just to check [Feaster] out a little bit, see how he handled it. He did the right thing with Lecavalier. But at that time, Vinny was bitching about everything and he wanted to get out of there. Feaster was smart and hung on to him.”