5/11/14 | 9:10AM: Mike Lupica disagrees with his Daily News colleague Bondy and says that Nash and St. Louis are the ones who should be getting booed because they started scoring “the way the Mets do.”(Daily News)
Lupica says that Sather’s time with the Rangers can only be called a success when compared to the Knicks. Lupica’s main point in the column is how Sather relates to Phil Jackson and how a good past and resume is no guarantee for success. (Daily News)
5/9/14 | 11:46AM:Fillip Bondy writes that the fans at MSG who were booing Rick Nash and the Rangers on the ice were either too “in the moment or simply too dumb” because they should be targeting their anger at Glen Sather. (Daily News)
He says that Sather is “unfireable” but should be taken to task for headline grabbing moves that end up sabotaging some of his better moves. (Daily News)
Bondy writes that the Rangers are a “good, respectable team” that won’t embarrass James Dolan like the Knicks do but they are also not cup contenders. (Daily News)
Dolan said in March, “I have great faith in Glen Sather and think he has made some fantastic moves with the team and he has pulled off some trades that I still don’t know how he has gotten the other team to agree.”
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Adam Rotter: I stopped getting mad about Sather years ago when I realized that no matter how angry people get, no matter how loud they chant or anything they do, he just isn’t going anywhere. He wasn’t fired after spending $56.8 million in 2000-01, $64.7 million in 2001-02, $76.4 million in 2002-03 and 2003-04 (USA TODAY) and not making the playoffs, so he won’t be fired after making the playoffs every year but one since the 2004-05 lockout. Whether that is good enough or the team has ever truly been a contender under his watch is debatable.
Hindsight is wonderful with all of Sather’s moves. 94% of fans loved the Rick Nash trade at the time, now people say that the Rangers couldn’t get Brandon Dubinsky straight up for Rick Nash. It’s no excuse and not really comforting to know that half a dozen teams lined up in Toronto to woo Brad Richards and that many teams asked about Nash and Marty St. Louis only to be told that they only wanted to come to the Rangers. Ultimately the blame is split in some fashion between Sather and the player since Sather brought them in but can’t control how they perform on the ice.