Glen Sather, the architect behind the amazing 80’s Oilers dynasty, was also the architect behind another, less celebrated dynasty, that of the “over paying every single free agent I can find” dynasty of the early to mid 2000 Rangers. With such celebrated signings such as Scott Gomez (7 years, $7 million a year), Bobby Holik (5 years, $9 million a year), Michael Rozsival (4 years, $5 million a year), Darius Kasparitus (6 years, $4.16 million a year), Chris Drury (5 years, $7 million a year), and Wade Redden (6 years, 6.5 million a year), Sather felt it had been too long since they’d “splashed money in the pot.” Sather went about correct that by signing restricted free agent Derick Brassard to a 5 year, $25 million dollar deal.
“I know, I know, Brassard wasn’t a UFA, so it’s not totally old school, but I wanted to do something for all the fans of my stylin’, profilin’, limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheeling ‘n’ dealin’ son of a gun days! WOOOOO!” shouted Glen Sather, dressed in a flashy looking bath robe. “Kids these days, they don’t know what it was like in the glory days, the days without that damn salary cap. In those days, you saw a fella you liked, you paid for his services, it was as simple as that. Poor little hockey club wants to keep their star? Boo hoo, all you had to do was make it rain dollar bills and he’d be yours, poor club be damned. Back then, it was a mans game. Now it’s all about calculators and metronomes. **** that, I wanted to honor my past, so I did.”
When asked by one media member why he was dressed in a bath robe, Glen Sather ripped open the media members t-shirt and began chopping him with his hand, “WOOOO”ing after each chop.