"We like everybody," Sather said Saturday at the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center.
What Sather wanted and what he knew he'd realistically be able to do this offseason never matched up.
Sather issued center Brad Richards a compliance buyout last week. Friday, the NHL and National Hockey League Players' Association jointly revealed the salary cap for next season will be $69 million.
Sather said he thought the figure would be higher. His shock couldn't have been too great, because hours before the cap was revealed Sather traded right wing Derek Dorsett to the Vancouver Canucks for a better chance of signing some of the Rangers' own free agents.
New York is approximately $23.3 million under the salary cap with 11 players signed, according to Capgeek.com.