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12-23-2009, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by NikC View Post
No. the context of the discussion here is coaching styles, at least thatís what Iím speaking to.
His coaching approach/system was robotic and methodical. Sit on a one goal lead, play for OT/shootout...
Essentially trap hockey.

Tortorella preaches puck pursuit, forechecking, high conditioning, and player accountability.
Instinctual hockey.
So what does Renney's gum chewing have to do with coaching styles?

Torts preaches all of this stuff, but that doesn't mean anything. It's the results I care about and right now we're not faring any better than we did under Renney.

A "system" by definition is methodical. What's more creative about Tortorellas system? Is it more creative because of the forecheck? The conditioning? Or is it the fact we have a superstar winger in his prime, and a puck moving d-man who can run the PP and make incredible stretch passes to start the offense?

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