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09-02-2010, 03:32 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Elmira NY
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I think it's pretty naive to think Tortorella isn't familiar with the teams prospects. Him saying " I don't know much about (that guy)" doesn't mean he has no clue about the players stats and strengths. I do think Tortorella likes to see players in person before he comments on them, though
Maybe--but he seemed to have expectations for last year's regular Rangers roster that fell far short of reality. I don't think we should dismiss the fact that when he was hired in the first place he was expected to take the team further than Renney did. On paper he had a better team last year than Renney did in 08-09. He had more guys to his liking to work with. The team did not have serious injury problems. All that considered it crapped out.
And it wasn't unusual to hear him say he didn't know this or that about a prospect whether in the AHL or anywhere else. Hopefully he's been catching up.
Having said that I'm okay with him having another chance but if this year's team can't cut it he's got to go.
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