Thread: Larry Brooks: Coach's methods fall flat
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03-11-2010, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by SingnBluesOnBroadway View Post
My point is there were lots of cries last year of Renney's system holding back players who should score more. There were talks of how Renney has lost the team. There were talks that Renney (a la Roger Nielson) had taken this team as far as he could and the Rangers needed someone new to take them further (a la Mike Keenan). So, where's this offense that Renney was quelling?

Wanna go further? Renney was too quiet. Didn't get angry. There was no accountability. What's changed with this new coach?
It's the same. A middling team with nearly the same offensive and defensive stats. The same goaltender stopping the puck and the same wasted cap space and regressing players.

Pinning this on the coach, whether it be Renney or Torts, is well, nonsensical. He can't control (in the way fans think he can) their play. He could draw up the most brilliant game plan of all time and this poorly conceived roster wouldn't be able to execute it out there.

Unfortunately when your roster lacks creative forwards and puck movers (Sather?) you can't play an uptempo style like John would like, instead they have to revert to a more defensive style not unlike the Devils so that you give your middling offense and chance to win the game with 1 or 2 goals. This team isn't the Washington Capitals or the Blackhawks for ****s sake.

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