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While Rangers fans may not be thrilled with Sather's selection, he makes this list for helping to create the last great dynasty in NHL history: the Edmonton Oilers of the 1980s.
Sather served as GM of the Oilers from 1980 until 2000. During that time, the Oilers won five Stanley Cups, including four in five years in 1984, 1985, 1987 and 1988.
The team Sather put together featured such all-time greats as Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Grant Fuhr, Paul Coffey, Jari Kurri, Glenn Anderson and Esa Tikkanen.
Unfortunately for the Oilers, Sather didn't draft as well during the late 1980s while the Oilers were winning championships. The team's budget got smaller and smaller and ownership ordered Sather to trade or sell off some of the franchise's best talent.
In 2000, Sather left Edmonton and became GM of the New York Rangers. After a slow start and some very poor free-agent signings, Sather helped build the Rangers into the top seed in the Eastern Conference last year by building around goalie Henrik Lundqvist and adding players like Marian Gaborik, Brad Richards, Marc Staal and Ryan Callahan.
He also showed an uncanny ability to make good trades to take poor free-agent signings off his hands. Sather overpaid Scott Gomez but then traded the former Devils center to Montreal to clear up cap space. As part of the deal, Sather acquired defenseman Ryan McDonagh.
Sather was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997.