Buzz: Could Glen Sather Give Brian Burke A Job?

In the Edmonton Journal, Jim Matheson wonders if Rangers GM Glen Sather will give Brian Burke a job in hockey operations with the Rangers.

He writes “You don’t think Glen Sather, his fishing and hunting buddy and ownership partner in the old Chilliwack Bruins junior club, would give him work.”

Matheson suggests that Burke could be a scout.

Burke called on Sather to try and arrange a fight between Burke and Kevin Lowe, in a barn, after the two had a war of words about Dustin Penner.

The Rangers have former Wild GM Doug Risebrough as a “Hockey Consultant.”

Burke also knows John Tortorella from USA Hockey and he was the GM when Mark Messier was in Vancouver.

Burke and Sather had an interesting history of trades and injured players.


Adam Rotter: This would just be a way for Burke to stay involved and provide another voice in the room for Glen Sather and the Rangers. They wouldn’t bring him in with the intention of having him succeed Glen Sather, that appears to be Jeff Gorton’s job, but the two of them are friends and Burke could provide another set of eyes to the organization.