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THE GODFATHER

Published on February 3rd 2014

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There was a time when the NHL and their players were at war over contracts and money. Every year there would be holdouts and strong talk from both players and management. These days, the CBA, arbitration and the other tools available usually mean teams can reach agreement before holdouts or strong arm tactics are necessary.

And then there's Glen Sather. The Godfather of New York just can't let go of the 1960's. He's grinding Ryan Callahan currently, with Dan Girardi on deck. This combined with the Henrik Lundqvist retirement contract brings us to one important conclusion: old people mess things up.

Now, Sather has been pulling this crap with great players for three decades, so it isn't really news. However, back in the olden days EVERYONE was doing it, and these days it's basically peaceful in the counting rooms of NHL teams.

Manhattan fights the war undeterred. Somewhere, James Norris executes a Monty Burns laugh, and Rangers fans suffer for no good reason. Thank God it's them.

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