Dolan said, "I am particularly proud of Mr. Sather because all the way back to 2004 when things weren't going to so well and we had a lot of free agents there and we decided to re-do the strategy, Glen and I made a pact, I actually gave him something and I won't reveal what it is, but I gave him something to seal the pact with and I told him that he can't give it back to me until we win the Stanley Cup and I think we are close to me getting that thing back."
Former President of MSG Seth Abraham said that in meetings years ago Dolan would talk about the Rangers winning the Stanley Cup and how he wanted to go on the ice and lift the Stanley Cup. Glen Sather's response to Dolan was reportedly "absolutely, absolutely. You’ll be the first one on the ice." (NY Times)