John Tortorella Discussion (Update: Torts extended 3 years)
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03-10-2011, 01:02 PM
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It was often said that the teams weren't tough enough and didn't stick up for one another, much the same that Edmonton is going through now. We'll never forget the day under Renney's regime when Donald Brasher was running around pounding down rangers and it took Brendan Shanahan to stand toe to toe with him. Today that would never happen. Often this year the Rangers have been the team pushing the opposition around.
I mean sure there's there isolated Carcillo attacks Gaborik incodent but nothing like the Todd Fedoruk runs amok all game long and we have to wait until the following game for Colton Orr to punch him the face. Really the next game?
No way, Torts has this Team caring about each other and playing a tough fore checking brand of hockey. They stick up for each other just like Boyle, our top goal scorer, did for Gilroy on Sunday. Renney's team never fore checked like this and they never stood up for each other like this ether.
On Renney's team Jagr scored, Ortmeyer fore checked, Betts killed penalties and Orr dropped the gloves. On Torts Team Boyle, Dubinsky, Callahan, Sauer, Drops the gloves, checks, scores, kills penalties, Everyone is expected to do everything. Hell, little Zucc gets up into the face of guys better than Nylander, Sykora, Rucchin, or Rucinsky ever did, those guys never fore checked one bit.
Thats an interesting picture you attempt to paint, even if it as pretty much entirely revisionist history.
....also interesting how Renney's teams finished higher in the standings...
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