"Why wouldn't I? Just about the only team that's out of it is Edmonton," Sather said. "The East is so tight. The Isles lost last night, Philly lost. Everybody thinks they are in it...It's good for the league and the fans, not always for some teams. It's tougher than it's been."
...of course the Rangers are still in the playoff hunt. With three point games, every team is in the playoff hunt until the beginning of March.
...unfortunately, this sometimes gives a team a false sense of how good they are (see the Rangers this year) and instead of making the smart move of selling their dead weight to desperate teams at the deadline they become one of those desperate teams.
Zipay adds that Sather and a contingent of Ranger officials scouted last night's Flames-Coyotes game.
...last week the Flames were scouting the Rangers, now the Blueshirts are returning the favor. Hmmmm. Phaneuf anyone?
Zipay also spoke with Enver Lisin on his return to Phoenix.