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Glen Sather Did It His Way

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

These words, uttered in the aftermath of the 2001 trade that brought Eric Lindros to New York, were the ones Glen Sather lived by throughout a pro hockey lifetime that began when the NHL was still a mom-and-pop Original Six operation:

“It’s better to be a lion for one day than it is to be a mouse for life,” Sather said then, addressing the high-risk nature of the trade for No. 88, and he might just as well have said the very same thing when he traded for Pavel Bure or Rick Nash or Martin St. Louis or Keith Yandle, or when he signed Bobby Holik, Wade Redden or Brad Richards, or when he hired then fired coach John Tortorella.

You know for whom playing it safe really equated to death? Sather, that’s who. Sather, who went for it when the going was good, as it most certainly has been for the last four seasons over which the Rangers have been the NHL’s third-best team — advancing to the conference finals three times, and the Cup final once while finishing with the East’s best record twice and capturing one Presidents’ Trophy.

It’s been kind of the Silver Age of Rangers’ hockey, only without the precious silver chalice.

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Viktor Stalberg Headed To The Rangers

 

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A New GM For The New York Rangers

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Chicago Blackhawks Trade Antti Raanta To The New York Rangers

via the Chicago Blackhawks,

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have acquired forward Ryan Haggerty from the New York Rangers in exchange for goaltender Antti Raanta.

Haggerty, 22, totaled 33 points (15G, 18A) in his first professional season with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League last season. His seven power-play goals were third most on the team. Haggerty then recorded six points (2G, 4A) in 14 postseason games.

The Stamford, Conn., native previously registered 84 points (47G, 37A) over three seasons at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Haggerty also participated in the United States National Team Development Program from 2009-11.

Raanta, 26, posted a 7-4-1 record, including one shutout, a .936 save percentage and 1.89 goals-against average in 14 games for the Blackhawks last season. The Rauma, Finland, native also notched an 8-1-1 record, including two shutouts, a .918 save percentage and 2.39 GAA in 11 games with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League last season.

Raanta owns a 20-8-5 record in 29 career NHL regular-season games, all with the Blackhawks. He signed his first NHL contract as a free agent with Chicago on June 3, 2013.

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Cam Talbot Traded To The Edmonton Oilers

 

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Anaheim Ducks/New York Rangers Trade

Sorry for the typo in original headline.

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Cam Talbot Still A Member Of The New York Rangers

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

So, Glen Sather was unable to parlay the interest in Cam Talbot into a first-round selection in the NHL draft that commenced with round one on Friday night.

But that does not mean the Blueshirts’ general manager, whose backup netminder had drawn serious interest from six teams — the Flames, Oilers, Sabres, Stars, Sharks and Panthers — as the day began, necessarily overplayed his hand.

Nor does it mean Talbot will remain a Ranger by the end of Saturday, when rounds two through seven will be conducted.

Indeed, The Post has learned the Flames, who sent the 15th, 45th and 52nd overall selections to the Bruins for Dougie Hamilton in the afternoon, intend to go back at it and submit a bid for the Blueshirts’ incumbent understudy to Henrik Lundqvist.

Additionally, The Post has learned the Panthers have offered 25-year-old center Jimmy Hayes, older brother of the Rangers’ Kevin Hayes, to the Blueshirts as part of a package for Talbot, who would then become Roberto Luongo’s backup, at least for the short-term.

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The Latest On Martin St. Louis

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Report- Offers For Cam Talbot

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

The Rangers are continuing in their quest to acquire a first-rounder in exchange for Cam Talbot, with bidding on the club’s backup goaltender expected to last into Friday, The Post has learned.

Sources report general manager Glen Sather has granted interested parties permission to speak with Talbot’s agent, George Bazos, to gauge the netminder’s interest in their respective cities. Talbot is one way year away from free agency, operating under a $1.45 million contract that cannot be extended until January under CBA regulations.

The Sabres, Oilers, Sharks, Stars and Flames are in the mix for Talbot, for whom the Blueshirts have received offers of, according to one informant, “multiple second-rounders and a high second-rounder plus a pretty good prospect.”

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Afternoon Line- Larry Brooks On Rick Nash

If this offseason isn’t merely going to represent a cut-and-paste job, the question for management is whether Nash, the Rangers’ leading goal-scorer in all three of his years on Broadway and eighth in the NHL since 2012-13, has greater value to the team on the ice or as a space-opening trade chip.

-Larry Brooks of the New York Post where you can read more on the plans for the New York Rangers.

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