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Newz Forum: HOCKEY: Sather Steps Down As Rangers Coach

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posted on Feb, 25 2004 @ 01:27 PM
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In a move that was not that unexpected, Glen Sather stepped down today as the coach of the struggling New York Rangers. He will continue to be the President and GM of the Rangers. The move was made prior to the trading deadline so Sather could focus all his resources to roster moves. The Rangers are on the verge and will probably miss their 7th consecutive postseason.
 

Source: Associated Press: yahoo.com
GREENBURGH, N.Y. - Glen Sather stepped down Wednesday as coach of the slumping New York Rangers (news), staying on as president and general manager of a team likely to miss the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season.
"There were several reasons why I decided to do it," Sather said. "One is we've got a couple weeks left before the trading deadline, and it'll give me an opportunity to concentrate on the other duties that are involved in this job. That's probably the main reason.


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I thought he should have gotten a new coach a long long time ago. If you try and wear too many caps, you are not going to be your best. This just goes to show that the Pres/GM does not always know best. Maybe with a new coach and Sather focusing on trades, they can rebuild their team. And they have no choice at this time. They have to rebuild and prepare their fans for rebuilding. Buying a championship is not working, and will probably not work in the NHL.

[Edited on 2/25/2004 by crayon]



Ben

posted on Feb, 25 2004 @ 02:48 PM
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They need to do this and its a great start. Who is going to be there new coach?



posted on Feb, 25 2004 @ 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by crayon
They have to rebuild and prepare their fans for rebuilding. Buying a championship is not working, and will probably not work in the NHL.



The Rangers are like the Yankees of the NHL, they dont rebuild they just fork out big dollars to big names. I dont think they can rebuild anyway, most of their young prospects have been traded away to get the likes of Jagr, Lindros, Kovalev, etc. Seems they forgot that defense and chemistry are two of the biggest keys to winning a Cup.


Ben

posted on Feb, 25 2004 @ 04:29 PM
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THe rangers arnt all like the yankees, the yankees actually win.



posted on Feb, 25 2004 @ 09:14 PM
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Originally posted by Ben
THe rangers arnt all like the yankees, the yankees actually win.


True, they are very similar in some ways and VERY different in others.


Ben

posted on Feb, 25 2004 @ 09:19 PM
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whos the new coach?



posted on Feb, 25 2004 @ 09:35 PM
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Originally posted by Ben
whos the new coach?



New York Rangers coach/general manager Glen Sather stepping down as coach Wednesday was certainly a long time coming -- and not unexpected. Sather has done a poor job as a general manager and a worse job as coach. Retreating to the general manager's office to try to address the bulk of those mistakes is the only way Sather can -- despite the public pronouncements of management to the contrary -- hope to keep from having both titles ripped from his resume.


The team that Sather built -- some say bought -- is heading for a seventh consecutive playoff miss. It plays like a team that doesn't care about that or pretty much anything else, and in New York, that won't play. It's not just the media that are clamoring for change; the fans want it too. And when those two align with the demand of advertisers, sponsors and the needs of the monster cable network that is MSG, Sather can only hope he's not out the door come season's end or sooner.


In naming Tom Renney, a talented and knowledgeable assistant, to fill the void, it's likely the Rangers' organization is going to take some time to evaluate the state of the franchise and Sather's role in it. Sather isn't responsible for all seven misses, but, to varying degrees, he is responsible for the last three -- and he's totally responsible for the one coming up.


He has built a team that is talented but does not perform, a team that is paid well but does not work hard. Despite the fact that Sather has made changes in goal, in the forward ranks and on defense, he has a team that does not win and does not even work hard enough to pretend that it wants to win. Worse, for him at least, is that it is his team. In most cities, that would be unacceptable. Even in New York, it appears to be getting close to that.


Ben

posted on Feb, 26 2004 @ 07:36 PM
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Rangers are playing well with their new coach and have a 6-0 lead over the isles in the SECOND period.



posted on Feb, 27 2004 @ 08:38 AM
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Its about time, that he is gone damn why did he wait so long that stubborn prick.



posted on Feb, 28 2004 @ 08:44 PM
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The Rangers lost 2-1 in Nashville this afternoon in overtime.


Ben

posted on Feb, 28 2004 @ 10:53 PM
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whats their current record?



posted on Feb, 29 2004 @ 12:11 AM
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Originally posted by Ben
whats their current record?




23-29-7-5 for 58 points.







 
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