John Tortorella Discussion (Update: Torts extended 3 years)
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03-04-2011, 10:24 PM
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Care to dive a little further into this declaration?
Which veteran's lack of success are you pinning on Torts?
It's the coaches fault that Gaborik is injury prone. Seriously I'd love to know which team in the league has had more injuries to their starting players this season (and the accumulated games that were missed)? We're still playing each game without a single proven goal scorer. Oh wait, Prospal!
All of this talk about how great Lemaire is. Fine, he's one of the best coaches in the league but after all, he also has one of the best pure goal scorers in the league. When Lemaire coached for Minnesota, I can almost guarantee (I don't have a source) that he had a better record with gabby in the lineup.
I'm also willing to wager that Tortorella's record would look better with either Kovalchuk or A HEALTHY Gaborik in the lineup. The coach can't score for these guys and with a lineup like this, you're not going to get 4 goals a game on a consistent basis. IDC if you're Scotty Bowman or Al Arbour. Maybe if you're Jacques Lemaire!
And I can only imagine how Lundqvist feels. Probably not too good if he's in a mindset where he has to stop every puck.
It's like taking the hill for the Mets knowing they're not going too score any runs. Maybe one or two! And the key word there is "maybe."
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