Muckler Ready to Deal with old Friend Sather.
Senators GM John Muckler might be ready to deal with old friend Glen Sather reports the Ottawa sun. The New York Rangers GM had two scouts — assistant GM Don Maloney and pro scout Harry Howell — at the Senators’ 4-2 victory over the Sabres in Buffalo on Tuesday.
Maloney will also be on hand at the FleetCenter tonight to watch the Ottawa-Bruins game and he’s staying at the same Beantown hotel as the Senators.It is said that the Rangers want Magnus Arvedson and possibly blueliner Shane Hnidy. Sather might be ready to move wingers Ronald Petrovicky or Mikael Samuelsson. But John Muckler wants Baranby in return. The deal is said to be a hot rumor. But if a deal does go down… It’s been said that there may be a bigger deal involved then just these players.
Sather has been looking to make a move to get Arvedson to NY. The need of LW’s in NY is a big one. Not only a LW’s but a goalie, a D man, and another player who can put the puck in the net while Bure is gone, is also a need of the Rangers.
Now no deal will happen that can fix all the problems for the Rangers….. But since Bure’s injury, Sather may feel the urgency to make a move. (not to mention his team is 3 games under .500. AGAIN)
Muckler wants Baranby. any other players Muckler is interested in has not been said.
opinion: What is Sather waiting for? Deal Baranby before he hurt’s his knee even more. I do not want Sather to deal Mikael Samuelsson. This kid is going to be some play-maker, He’s a good PK player and will make a name for himself in the NHL.