Wish This Were True: Rumor Says New York Rangers GM Sather Retiring

New York Hockey DailyContributor IMarch 23, 2010

NEW YORK - MARCH 18: Vinny Prospal #20 of the New York Rangers skates with the puck in front of TJ Oshie #74 of the St. Louis Blues at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Rick Carpiniello of the Journal News has passed along a bit of information that, if true, should make a lot of Ranger fans very happy—Glen Sather will retire at the end of this season.

This is what Carp actually wrote:

Heard this last night, checked around a little, didn’t find any evidence that it’s true: Glen Sather will retire after this season.

The source claims to have knowledge of this, from a better source. I’m not sure if I believe it, and I’m certainly not sure Sather would be sharing such info with some people, and not with the people I asked. So I’m very skeptical.

If only this were true, but unfortunately this sounds like a pure rumor. Just like Carp said, if he really were retiring I doubt that he’d tell too many people. However, Sather is closing in on 70 years old, he’s 66 and will by 67 by the start of next season, so he does have to retire soon. With fans literally picketing outside of The Garden against him, now is as good a time as any.

So while this may be an unsubstantiated rumor now, there might be something to it. After all, Sather finally stepped down as head coach of the team after “Fire Sather” chants became a nightly event back in 2004. Now that there is another strong showing of protest against him, it could be time for him to step down as team president