Tortorella's System Cannot Work with this Roster
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12-01-2009, 09:18 AM
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I'm an objective observer, 16 yr TB fan and sat behind Torts on many occasions. To be honest, almost no system would work with this current roster. Drury and Redden are, well, handicapping this whole franchise. But on the bright side, with the youth of Anisimov, Parenteau, MDZ, Sanguinetti etc, the near future is very bright. Sign one top 6 playmaker in the offseason, a defensive specialist who's great on faceoffs and presuming the young guys develop as they should in the course of a year, this roster will be A ok next season. No need to break into a major panic. Another thing to remember about the "Torts system" is the epic need for speedy offensive defenseman and forwards who win a ton of faceoffs in the neutral zone, to stem the number of odd-man rushes, and play shutdown defense. This is where a guy like Pahlsson or Sillinger would look like a god.
I think that's a great assessment. With the loss of Betts, an addition of Sammy "Don't call me Henry" Pahlsson, would be an amazing, and extremely needed addition.
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