Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 9/10/12

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)
Rangers GM Glen Sather (fresh off his Caribbean cruise) briefly spoke to a few reporters Sunday afternoon before the Rangers dog walk charity event on the topics of collective bargaining & Del Zotto's contract status as well as Rick Nash & the unsigned crop of free agents around the league. Here are some of the highlights, followed by the clip provided by Blueshirts United...Re: ongoing CBA negotiationsSather: " I think it'll play itself out, one way or the other." Sather went on to way that he's "always optimistic" but that optimism is based "purely on stupidity."Not exactly earth-shattering news by any stretch. I think he knows in his heart that the NHL is heading for a lockout but there is only so much the executives of the NHL can divulge at the moment.Re: offseason to date/Rick NashSather: "I think its been terrific, its not very often you get an opportunity, to sign somebody or make a deal like Nash."Absolutely stunning that Sather was able to keep his top prospects fr...
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