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Glenn Sather On Retirement Talk Plus The Disappointing Senators

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

There were whispers reported earlier this week from a credible news outlet in Edmonton that this indeed would be that year, just as there were reports last season out of Boston that Sather would relinquish his day-to-day duties as Rangers GM while retaining his post as club president.

Someday, the story will be true. But not this time. Not, at least, according to an individual who ought to know.

“Everybody retires sometime, but I’m not intending to step away or retire from anything this year,” Sather told Slap Shots on Friday in Columbus, Ohio. “I don’t know how stories like this keep coming up, because I haven’t said anything to anybody about retiring. … One day, yes. But not now.”///

It is beginning to look like Daniel Alfredsson’s defection to Detroit has had a similar impact on the Senators as Mark Messier’s escape to Vancouver had on the Rangers in 1997, leaving a club behind and adrift without its leader.

The Senators are the league’s most disappointing team. The toughness, edge and swagger that complemented the club’s talent are gone. Ottawa has become just another easy team to play against — almost a welcome respite for an opponent.

By the way, one year remains on the contracts of both Jason Spezza and Bobby Ryan in advance of 2016 unrestricted free agency.

more on Sather plus what is going on in Carolina...

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Luongo-is-my-hero's avatar

they keep sprouting up because everyone wants him to retire, but he just cant take the hint.

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 03/22/14 at 01:48 PM ET

Slumpy's avatar

Sens still have the tough players just their goaltending has sucked this year and in general team defense, forwards included back-checking
Bobby Ryan scoring is down but hey he’s not playing with Teemu, Perry and Getzlaf anymore. If Murray believes Brian Burke’s asinine public statement about
Ryan when they snubbed him from Team USA then he’ll be traded this summer.

Posted by Slumpy from Detroit on 03/22/14 at 02:58 PM ET

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