The General Manager meetings are currently taking place in Toronto, where NHL GM's discuss a number of items including potential rule changes for the future and things of that nature. GM's also surely schmooze and discuss trades, with the trading deadline only a couple of weeks away.
Per Newsday's Steve Zipay, Glen Sather is not attending the meetings, and instead will undergo surgery Thursday to address prostate cancer. Assistant GM Jeff Gorton is in Toronto in his place.
Obviously, well wishes to Sather. Cancer is always an ugly thing but luckily this does not seem too serious. Slats will supposedly only be hospitalized for a few days and will then return to "full duties." Slats is like the Al Capone of the trade market so it's good from a hockey perspective that he'll be at full strength in time for it. In the mean time, Jeff Gorton is as good of an Assistant GM as there is in the NHL and should be fine filling in temporarily.
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Just wondering, is he capable of making a Gaborik trade without Glen Sather? Because that could be something that would be extremely awkward... if he made an impact move like that with out the okay from Slats...I would have to imagine everything stops for the Rangers until Sather gets back to full duty
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@slapshot13j Nothing like that is going to get done without Sather. I'm sure Gorton's duties right now consist of what he was already doing on top of talking to a few GM's and gauging the market, which he'd then report back to Sather. Like the article states, Slats will be fine in a few days anyway.
@95Sports Appreciate that, man. I'll let you know.
@Herman_NYRBlog Good, I hope he heals quickly and there are no lasting issues for him