The Rangers had a light practice today before heading off to the Hall of Fame in Toronto, where Jaromir Jagr, Brendan Shanahan and Ryan Hollweg will pick out the spot for their plaques. Wait, did I say Hollweg? I meant Stephen Valiquette.
I kid, of course. The team will only be there for an autograph session, and of course to talk about Mark Messier, who will be inducted into the Hall on Monday.
We did a rare session in Glen Sather’s office to hear Sather’s thoughts about the Captain, and after a series of questions about Messier’s well-documented leadership qualities, the subject of Messier one day taking over a team came up.
“We haven’t talked about it in a while,” Sather said. “But I’m sure we’ll talk about it this weekend.”
Of course, this is not to suggest Messier is on the brink of taking over Sather’s job. Sather seems to be in no rush to surrender his post, and as hard as it is to believe, he seems to know what he’s doing.
I say that while also acknowledging the unintentionally comical photo that hangs on Sather’s wall, one that features Messier, Pavel Bure, Bobby Holik, and Eric Lindros each in a Ranger uniform. How’d that work out again?
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