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12-23-2009, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
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?

It should be pretty obvious by now to those who either liked/disliked Renney/Tortorella that personnel plays a
Part in this as well. We have a lot of underachieving top six forwards along with youth developing on a team
That saw 9 new faces, new system, coaches...

I may prefer Tortorella as a coach, but Im by no means absolving him of his mistakes and bad behavior.
Hes got to play the hand hes dealt right now if were going to maximize one of this teams greatest strengths:
Goaltending. We dont have the guns to play his signature style, so hes modified it.
No one style can win indefinitely in the NHL there has to be modifications.

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