SATHER: TRADER OR TRAITOR

It’s a provocative title there’s no doubt about that. But the content isn’t nearly as  harsh, but does cause you to think,

Here’s what we’re looking for in this debate.

What is the best trade and the worst trade that Glen Sather has made in his tenure as President and General Manager of the New York Rangers?

Best trade?

We would have to put taking in the bounty that the team did for Scott Gomez as the best move he’s made.

Although the Jaromir Jagr for Anson Carter move would be right up there.

Worst move?

Trading a player who NEVER should have been traded, Brian Leetch, who was sent to Toronto for Maxim Kondratiev, Jarkko Immonen, a 1st round selection (later traded to Calgary – Calgary selected Kris Chucko) in 2004 and a 2nd round selection (Michael Sauer) in 2005.

That one is mostly emotional as I’m certain there were plenty of others that were worse.

What do you think?

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One response to “SATHER: TRADER OR TRAITOR

  1. Would definitely agree that the bounty he got for Gomez was his best. Not only did he get McDonagh and Valentenko (even though Pyatt seems to be putting together a solid career, not with MTL however), but he cleared the cap space necessary to bring Gaborik on board.

    Trading Brian Leetch away during the 03/04 rebuild was just absolutely gut-wrenching, and a lot of fans still have a fight to pick with Sather on the way it was handled. It’s unfortunate that none of the pieces Sather added (aside from the drafting of Sauer) made any impact really with the Rangers, but hindsight is always 20/20. It really pleases me to see that any hatchet was buried when Brian steps into the analyst role with MSG, I love seeing him back with the team in any way.

    How about one more game on the point for old times sake, Brian?