Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 8/27/13

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 27: General Manager and President Glen Sather of the New York Rangers (C) works at the draft table during the 2009 NHL Entry Draft at the Bell Centre on June 27, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
(Image Credit: Newsday) Rangers GM Glen Sather raised some eyebrows last week when he told Edmonton’s Team 1260 that he’s received lots of interest in center Brian Boyle, but is loath to deal the 28-year-old. “I’ve had a lot of requests for Brian’s services,” Sather said. “I’m not anxious to trade him. I think he’s a good player, he’s a great team guy and I think he has still an upside to go to. He’s one of those guys you may regret trading if you do trade him so I’m not anxious to do anything with him at this time.” Boyle is perhaps the most polarizing player on New York’s roster and though we’re strong supporters of him here, his immediate future is a little cloudy.  After the Rangers hired new coach Alain Vigneault, many assumed that Boyle would become Vigneault’s new defensive specialist, in the mold of Manny Malhotra.  Given Vigneault’s mastery of matchup battles, Boyle seemed like he was in a good position to thrive as a shutdown checking center under his new coach. H
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