John Tortorella Discussion (Update: Torts extended 3 years)
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03-04-2011, 03:23 PM
Join Date: Feb 2007
I think our problem is that we (Torts) doesn't have a lot of options in terms of tactics and in-game strategy.
We are a 1-trick pony and the EC, as well as some WC teams, have figured us out. The style of play that worked early in the season is not a secret to anyone.
The lack of high-end talent inhibits our ability to adapt. We figured out how to play a certain way with what little talent we have, and now the opposition has learned how to effectively counter it. And we have no other strategy because of our limited skill-set.
We don't have good team speed. We are average at best at passing. Shooting? lol let's not go there. We are good at checking to a degree, but we are STILL (after AAAALLLLLLL these years) NOT PHYSICAL ENOUGH. and we have good goal tending on most nights.
Poor speed and lousy passing in today's NHL, and no one (who's playing or wants to play) that has a decent shot (OK aside from McCabe now)? Where are we going?
We ground out some wins and now they have our number.
I'd prefer to stay with Torts for now. Let's see who we can pick up in the off-season.
Don't get me wrong: I'M NOT HAPPY. I just don't see a big positive change coming from a different coach.
Sather has...no clue
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