Thread: Larry Brooks: Blueshirts have priorities in order
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10-21-2009, 05:01 AM
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Blueshirts have priorities in order

Larry Brooks writes about the tone set by John Tortorella. Business-like atmosphere.

The two stars of the team are team first players. Henrik Lundqvist and Marian Gaborik.

Last Wednesday against the Kings, for example, when Vinny Prospal had scored two goals, Gaborik turned twice to Tortorella and pointed to his linemate to remind the coach to put him on the ice in order to go for a hat trick.

In a different game, Gaborik turned to Tortorella and pointed to Chris Higgins in an attempt to influence the coach to give the struggling and scoreless winger a shot at an empty net goal.

"Marian doesn't draw attention to himself, but he's engaged in all the meetings, he's a student who asks the right questions," Tortorella said. "He's a good guy and a hard worker, in the same mold of Chris Drury and Henrik Lundqvist.

"When your top players and team leaders are low-maintenance guys who care more about winning than they do about themselves or what comes after the game, then you're on the right track.

"That's what we have here."

Does Gaborik gets the another "A"?

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