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Conflicting reports on Sather’s future as Rangers GM

Jun 10, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

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Will Rangers general manager Glen Sather remain Rangers general manager Glen Sather?

It all depends who you ask.

First, from Murphy’s Hockey Law (written by ESPN Boston’s Jimmy Murphy):

Don’t be surprised if Sather, 69, decides to step down from his GM post and places another in charge of running the player personnel decisions. An NHL source as well as a Rangers team source have told that Sather is considering such a move as he prepares to meet with his hockey operations staff in La Quinta, California this week to discuss the coaching situation, the roster going forward and prepare for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft in Newark on June 30.

If Sather was to make such a move, he would retain his position as President of the Rangers and it’s believed he would name either Jim Schoenfeld — the current Rangers Assistant GM as well as Assistant Coach and General Manager of the team’s AHL affiliate the Connecticut Whale or current Rangers hockey consultant and former Wild GM Doug Risebrough to replace him as the new Rangers GM. Nothing is certain right now but according to these sources, Sather is seriously considering the decision.

But according to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, there’s nothing to the above and Sather will remain in his current post for next season, as he said he would in late May after John Tortorella was fired as the Rangers’ head coach.

Sather, it should be noted, had surgery for prostate cancer in March.

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  1. redridershoottheireyeout - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    “Sather, it should be noted, had surgery for prostate cancer in March”

    Maybe he should quit the cigars first

  2. bekay19 - Jun 10, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Why is a Boston reporter (who has made several false reports in the past) breaking this story?

    Murphy has reported a high amount of untrue or high speculated stories recently… created a buzz in the 2nd round of the playoffs that there was serious friction among Bruins Management and the coaching staff.. last year he said Seguin has a congenital hip issue that will hinder his career (actually maybe thats why he sucks) and now this report..

    • hockeyflow33 - Jun 10, 2013 at 5:32 PM

      There isn’t a decent hockey reporter here in Boston. They stick guys with no hockey experience in to be “insiders”

  3. stakex - Jun 10, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    I don’t like Larry Brooks all that much, but I would bet he’s the one who is right here. He tends to have a pretty good idea what’s going on with the inter workings of the Rangers, and I doubt he would be out of the loop on such a big move.

    Also, I think its pretty clear Mark Messier is being groomed to be the next Rangers GM. If Sather is out, I would find it pretty shocking if he isn’t even in the conversation.

  4. jaybyrd99 - Jun 10, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Oh how I wish this was true and ass’t GM Jeff Gorton could take over the GM job.

  5. jaredo10 - Jun 10, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    most hated GM in the league .. sucks to hear about his health but maybe its time for a change

  6. drone501 - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    wonder how much in dollars and cents he cost the rangers in bad contracts over the years.

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