John Tortorella’s interview with Michael Kay and Don La Greca on ESPN Radio drew more attention (click here to read The Suit’s analysis), but few noticed that GM Glen Sather also spoke to the media on Wednesday.
Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News managed to corner the Rangers’ seldom heard from brass leader and as with Tortorella, Slats delivered plenty of interesting comments in one of his few annual interviews.
Sather discussed his pride in what the Blueshirts accomplished this year, vaguely hinted that New York would be more active in free agency than in the trade market and beamed about Chris Kreider’s potential.
But the most stunning line of all came when Sather was discussing Kreider and announced his firm stance, “We don’t trade kids.”
That statement is largely consistent with organizational policy over the last few years, but it’s still shocking to hear coming from Sather’s lips.
The man that once couldn’t wait to deal first-round picks and once-considered top prospects...