Tortorella's System Cannot Work with this Roster
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11-30-2009, 10:36 PM
Can't Beat Him
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Originally Posted by
i totally disagree with all of this.
I also think people are really misconstruing with Torts' system is. All it is is a puck pressure system, force the team to make a strong play, and take away time and space. This isnt a run and gun system, its a system thats designed to make it tough for the other team to score goals and hold on to the puck for long periods of time. If anything its a system geared towards limiting chances by making life difficult on the opposition through all 3 zones. You will give up some scoring chances, but you should give up fewer shots. The Rangers are really struggling right now because a)they are getting piss poor goaltending from both goalies and b)nobody outside of Gabby can put the puck in the net. Another game, another 2+ posts.
Well, regardless of
the players aren't grasping the system, it's clear that they're not...so I think something needs to change. It seems like we've
in terms of being able to execute what Torts wants. I think he should consider being more flexible and allowing guys to play in a system that they're a bit more comfortable with. I see it as trying to jam a square peg into a round hole right now.
It's like when an NFL coach comes in and decides to switch to a 3-4, when his team was playing a 4-3 and playing it fairly well. You can say, "Oh, well if our linebackers could make some tackles, and if our NT could shed some blocks like he usually does, we'd be okay," but there's a bigger problem...the LBs can't make any tackles because they're getting picked off by lineman, and your former stud of a DT can't shed blockers because he's being doubled now. And maybe your 3-4 defense is a simple 3-4 scheme, with just a few basic sets, something that shouldn't be terribly hard to grasp--well, you simply don't have the proper personnel to run the system. You have guys that could be good when playing in their comfort zone, and you have a NT that can be dominant if he's not getting double- and triple-teamed all the time, but it aint happening because you insist on running out of a 3-4 all game long.
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Exactly, the thought of Renney "losing his team" is nothing more than a ridiculous conspiracy theory. I'm sure the team felt a lot happier knowing Torts was going to coach them
That looks more and more like an aberration with each passing day.
It's just pain.
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