Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 7/12/13

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 27: General Manager and President Glen Sather of the New York Rangers works the phones during the 2009 NHL Entry Draft at the Bell Centre on June 27, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
As the successor to Glen Sather, I would like to take the opportunity to thank him and the organization for giving me the chance to lead this great team. The most important aspect of this job is to keep the long standing history of the New York Rangers intact. My goal is to bring The Stanley Cup back to NY; we will not wait 54 years again!  This team is built to win, with some of the best core talent in the league as well as the “The King” himself Mr. Henrik Lundqvist.  Now lets’ get down to business… The toughest task I will be facing as the new GM of this team is the retention or compliance buyout of Mr. Brad Richards. As a new comer to the organization, I have to look deeper into the future and what it may hold for us. That is why I have decided to use my final compliance buyout of Brad Richards. This decision has not come easy for anyone within the organization. We have felt that this option would be the best way to keep intact our core young players as well as some veteran guys...
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