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Report: Rangers’ Sather to have surgery for prostate cancer

Mar 20, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT

Glen Sather

New York Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather will undergo surgery for prostate cancer Thursday, according to Newsday.

Sources tell the paper that Sather, 69, will be in the hospital for a few days but should be able to resume his normal duties shortly.

“Almost all of Glen’s business is done on the phone anyway,” one source said. “He just doesn’t want anybody to make a fuss over him.”

Assistant GM Jeff Gorton represented the club at today’s meetings in Toronto.

  1. orangandblack - Mar 20, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Best of luck to him

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 20, 2013 at 6:21 PM

      Its really no big deal anymore when you get it early you’ll be up and around before you can say Let’s go Rangers ! Best of luck !

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM

        Sorry, but I must disagree: No surgery is “no big deal” when it is on you. Myriad things can go awry, and even when all goes well, when the anesthesia wears off, it hurts, sometimes a lot. Been there, done that, didn’t like it. And like everyone else of good cheer, I wish him the best.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 20, 2013 at 10:05 PM

        You can’t even try and lighten the stress for someone if by any chance they read this today without someone like you making it heavy, just keep your mouth shut !

      • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Mar 21, 2013 at 8:19 PM

        Good luck.

        According to the most recent data, when including all men with prostate cancer:
        • The relative 5-year survival rate is nearly 100%
        • The relative 10-year survival rate is 98%
        • The 15-year relative survival rate is 93%

        Keep in mind that 5-year survival rates are based on patients diagnosed and first treated more than 5 years ago, and 10-year survival rates are based on patients diagnosed more than 10 years ago. Modern methods of detection and treatment mean that many prostate cancers are now found earlier and can be treated more effectively. If you are diagnosed this year, your outlook may be better than the numbers reported above.

  2. radio854321 - Mar 20, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    and crosby and the flyers

    • govtminion - Mar 20, 2013 at 6:25 PM

      Play in traffic.

  3. atwatercrushesokoye - Mar 20, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Get well soon Slats!

  4. crashtheboards55 - Mar 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Hope he has a speedy and healthy recovery.

  5. bronxsanman - Mar 20, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Good luck slats

  6. bigoldorcafromvan - Mar 20, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Good Luck Glen. Stay positive.

  7. 950003cups - Mar 20, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Best of luck Slats. Get well soon.

    P.S. I hope you let Lou Lamoriello pick the doctor for you. Your picks haven’t been the best.

    • barkar942 - Mar 20, 2013 at 6:33 PM

      You mean picks like Marc Staal, Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Callahan, Michael DelZotto, Derek Stephan, Carl Hagelin, Chris Kreider and Jt Miller?
      Get well soon, Mr, Sather.

      • 950003cups - Mar 20, 2013 at 7:09 PM

        More like picks such as: Hugh Jessimen, Dan Blackburn, Lee Falardeau, Al Montoya, Lauri Korpikoski, Bob Sanguinetti, Ivan Baranka, Darin Olver, Dane Byers, Bruce Graham, Michael Sauer, Marc-Andre Cliche, Antoine Lafleur, Ethan Werek, and Christian Thomas

        To name a few. If you’re asking yourself “WHO ARE THOSE GUYS?”

        Answer: 1st and 2nd Round picks the last since he’s been here.

      • stakex - Mar 20, 2013 at 8:15 PM

        Michael Sauer was a great pick. His first full season with the Rangers (two seasons ago) was top notch, and the only reason hes not playing for them now is that hes been sidelined with a concussion since December of last season. Its a really bad situation, but he was a good pick.

        Dan Blackburn was hurt at the start of his third season, and never played again as a result. Theres simply no way to know how well he would turn out.

        Al Montoya is still playing in the NHL (Jets backup), and has a winning record and solid stats.

        Christian Thomas is only 20 years old, and this is only his first full year of professional hockey. Very few guys go strait to the NHL these days…. very few.


        A couple others on that list have had moderately successful NHL careers. Either way, if you look at any GM who has been doing it long enough… there will be plenty of failed players who just never made it. Especially when you consider most of those guys you listed were picked 40-60th. Its not like any of them were 1st or 2nd round picks.

      • barkar942 - Mar 20, 2013 at 10:10 PM

        Only about 20 names on this whole list I recognize.
        I quickly named 8 from the Rangers on the current roster, and there are numerous others that are still playing or have had tremendous careers.

        Devils have 5 that I see, and two of them are pre-2000 picks Brodeur and Elias.

      • anthonykornheiser - Mar 21, 2013 at 4:41 AM

        You also forgot Dubinsky, anisimov, girardi..and about 10 others still in the NHL.

  8. JoeAvg - Mar 20, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Speedy recovery Slats.

  9. jaredo10 - Mar 20, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    prayers are with you

  10. rpiotr01 - Mar 20, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Best of luck Slats. Someone just needs to make sure he doesn’t trade Del Zotto or Stephan while hopped up on post-surgery goofballs.

  11. ragsrus - Mar 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Love the devils troll that talks out his butt. Learn something about hockey please. Get well soon, Slats!

    • 950003cups - Mar 20, 2013 at 7:11 PM

      ^^^^ LOSER

  12. thehighcountrybear - Mar 20, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Best wishes Mr. Sather…look forward to seeing you in Banff come summer.

  13. jkay1818 - Mar 20, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    An article about someone with cancer and undergoing surgery, so it’s time for a Devils fan to hop on and talk ish about him and then call people losers.
    You sound like a good guy.

    • barkar942 - Mar 20, 2013 at 10:12 PM

      He’s still pissed cause the Rangers beat them last night.
      Hey Hedberg- good stick handling by the boards last night!

  14. jkay1818 - Mar 20, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    it’s also funny you mentioned sathers picks and actually had the time to toggle back and forth like a clown listing some of them. Aside from gomez, henrique, zajac, parise and a few others, he hasn’t exactly been dialing it in with the picks himself.

  15. shortsxit34 - Mar 20, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    If I remember right, prostate cancer is a very slow moving, treatable form of cancer. Cancer is never “no big deal” (unfortunately I know), but at least the odds are on his side.

    Best of luck on a speedy and full recovery.

  16. 950003cups - Mar 21, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    You wanna compare Sather to Lamoriello? Are you stupid? Are you all that seriously that stupid? Have you ever watched a game of hockey? Or any sports for that matter?

    This article is about Sather getting surgery. I wish him well. But in willing to bet Glen Sather himself would tell you who the more successful GM is.

    So drop dead you low life waste of sperm losers!!

    Running your mouthful of lies with pockets full of crap

    • magicrat13 - Mar 21, 2013 at 6:46 AM

      you might want to log off before mommy and daddy find out you are on their computer…

  17. 950003cups - Mar 21, 2013 at 3:49 AM

    Bunch of ungrateful fans. I gave you 15 1st and 2nd round picks in the last 10 years who’ve amounted to ZILCH. One poster pointed out that 4 of them were either injured or are actually still in the league as back-ups and 4th liners.

    Here are some of Lou’s picks:
    Brenden Shanahan
    Jim Dowd
    Zdeno Ciger
    Bill Guerin
    Brodeur (I think he was good)
    Zelepukin (you know who)
    Brian Rolston
    Sergei Brylin
    Jay Pandolfo
    Sheldon Souray
    Steve Sullivan
    Petr Sykora
    Chris Mason
    Colin White
    Willie Mitchell
    Scott Clemmensen (wasn’t bad, and still playing)
    Scott Gomez
    Brian Gionta
    Paul Martin
    Mike Rupp (nothing special, but still playing)



    SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU GOT NOTHIN’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ranger Fans = DOUCHE LOSERS From 1940 – 1994…. Since then NOTHING!!!!!! DOUCHE BAG FAN BASE!!!!

    Enjoy getting asbestos at the garden!!!!

    Loser People, like LOSER teams!

    All of you (RANGER FANS) are guilty!

    The masses are asses……………… Don’t ya know?


  18. anthonykornheiser - Mar 21, 2013 at 4:33 AM

    Ughhhhhhhh, my head just hurt after reading your post, and the lololol after your argument just makes you sound like a complete loser. Yes, we all must be delusional and have gotten asbestos, especially after their almost 1 billion in renovations. You know, the rangers can actually afford that and not be bailed out by other teams bc they are broke unlike the devils, they have a marketable team and a fan base. That’s an interesting list, but I might have to one up you. Aside from countless rangers picks, if you want to go the route of who is a better coach and gm, I think any hockey fan and historian would take sather all day and everyday.
    He has won more cups as coach and gm and only drafted a bum named Wayne Gretzky who other teams said was too small. While we’re at it, Coffey, Kurri, Steve smith, messier, arnott, graves, Anderson, fuhr, moog, huddy, mctavish, And about 500 others…we should also neglect the fact he is top ten all time in wins, we should neglect all of his cups, we should neglect that he built numerous championship team Canada teams In the Canada cup, Olympics…etc….and definitely neglect the fact he’s been in the NHL hall of fame since the late 90s
    Thanks for playing though, but you go ahead and take Sergei Brylin. You do realize I left about 50 household names off the list right? I should have stopped at Kurri, Coffey, messier and the great one….”lololol” dbag

  19. 950003cups - Mar 21, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Really? I didn’t know that he drafted Wayne Gretzky. Well, then I guess that changes everything. You’re right I’m wrong. I can’t believe a hockey fan such as myself didn’t know that Glen Sather drafted Wayne Gretzky.

    I wonder why that is. Hmmmm. Let me see. Ohhhhhh! Right! I remember now. It’s because he didn’t! Not only was Gretzky never drafted by Sather, he was never drafted at all.

    I’m not gonna get in to the history of all that, but it might help if you read up on the greatest man to play the game.

    I’m not really surprised. Most ranger fans I know don’t know much about hockey anyway. They just run around yelling nonsense without knowing much. Kinda like what you just did.

    I’ve even heard “fans” say “he was smart enough to draft Lundqvist” another joke. A 7th round pick isn’t someone a GM “saw something special” in. It’s a lucky pick.

    You can’t fix stupid. It’s easier to just throw them in blue shirts and let them get wasted and high five each other all day for basically accomplishing absolutely nothing in its 87 years. They won one cup since Pearl Harbor.

  20. anthonykornheiser - Mar 21, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    he was the one who was adamant to get gretzky when teams were passing on him and didn’t want him, he did whatever it took to grab Gretzky. Smart move by him, but you’re right, you should neglect all of the other hall of fame players and hall of fame caliber players. You should also neglect that he has more cups and wins than Lou, and neglect the fact that he’s been in the HOF for being such a great coach and exec for almost 20 yrs now. Neglect the teams to represent Canada that he was the architect of that won, the fact he was so highly regarded they chose Sather to build those teams.
    If you ask any knowledgeable hockey fan, writer, analyst or player, they will say both Lou and Sather are both great, but it’s sather all the way.
    You’re such a waste, look at your rants, hate and immaturity and how unclassy you are. Using this as your forum on an article in regards to someone who was diagnosed with cancer. You’re like a typing oxymoron saying how “stupid” rangers fans are, being wasted, hi-fiving..but you arent stupid talking about someone over a computer in an article about cancer….I would say something about the devils fan base but there is none, go have Newark help out with your bills and other owners bail your team out. At least your stadium sells out when you play the hi-fiving rangers, especially when its 75% ranger fans there…..You’re right though, keep telling yourself Lou is better than Sather.

    • 950003cups - Mar 21, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      Typical rags fan comeback “duhhh but we have more fans than you do, so ha”

      Bottom line is we have more WINS than you do.

      By the way, since its obvious you are oblivious to anything hockey related, Devils have sold out every game this year except 2, and they were 2k short in both those games. Don’t kid yourself. MSG isn’t packed every game.

      You have more people in attendance, but we have more fans in the building. Any ranger fan will tell you that 1/2 the lower bowls in MSG are full of corporate types who are there on a free client ticket.

      So stop the bragging. You never been to a game otherwise you would know that.

  21. anthonykornheiser - Mar 21, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Sure i have, season tickets for years, 418 and now 222, come and see me next game and say hello. Interested in meeting you and your mommy.
    Lower bowl excuse, the same corporate types who have played at prep schools and ivy league universities. Don;t get it twisted, those guys know the game.
    enjoy newark.
    my comeback wasn’t about fans, my comeback was that you are ripping sather and he is clearly better than Lou. not knocking lou, hes an excellent GM, but sather is one of the greatest of all time and in the HOF

  22. magicrat13 - Mar 21, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    come on folks….don’t feed the trolls…..

    note to trolls….no offense!

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