: Larry Brooks:
Tortorella: We need puck
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11-16-2009, 12:41 PM
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Snow Belt, USA
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I think the Rangers give the puck away waaay too much. It all starts with the defenseman.
I think you mistook turnovers for puck possession. Torts talks about the latter one, not the former you do. Puck possession is more complex and requires higher skills. It is what mostly forwards do, although defensemen are there in the scope...
Funny enough, but puck possession is what Renney system was based on. I thought Torts will bring about speed and will institute the transition game.
I think Sather is confused there as well. He brought in sequentially Cullien and Gomez who were both speedy guys and had no place in Renney hockey, yet he rid of Nylander, Jagr and Zherdev who were puck possession specialists.
If Torts wants to reverse to puck possession doctrine, this team is still better suited for it. Besides Gaborik who can play anything, Higgins will strive in it as well as Anysimov and Dubinski. I think Torts has realized he has to play whatever works.
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