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Torts' Rangers revert to Renney style?
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12-23-2009, 10:13 AM
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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
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 I’m by no means absolving him of his mistakes and bad behavior.
He’s got to play the hand he’s dealt right now if we’re going to maximize one of this teams greatest strengths:
Goaltending. We don’t have the guns to play his signature style, so he’s modified it.
No one style can win indefinitely in the NHL there has to be modifications.
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