John Tortorella Discussion *Part 2*
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04-25-2011, 04:37 PM
Join Date: Feb 2007
When you look around the league at the talent that has been missed by Sather over the years, blaming Torts OR Renney is a farce.
The main difference between the 2 simply lies in the fact that lately Slats has been
to use more home-grown players in the past couple of years. forced.
The problem is Sather not Tortorella. Renney had his issues and so does Torts, but the MAIN problem is SATHER. He is the one who has assembled this team in it's current iteration.
The years of Sather at the helm has led to what we have today: This same sort of "almost close" pseudo-rebuild, that just needs "one more bonafide number one..." and then we will be able to make a run.
If Sather hadn't lucked out with Jagr and Hank we wouldn't even have done as well as we have since the lockout. Well his luck ran out. Gomez, Drury, Redden, Higgins, Naslund, Gaborik, (yeah I know, I know, he coudl still work out
) and on and on have not turned into the "next Jagr" and here we are with some good 3rd liners and some good Dmen and Hank. And you just saw how far that will get us.
Yeah, I'm for Richards. What the hell else am I gonna hope for? But jeez, at the end of the day this is a tangled mess. I have NO expectations that BR is going to just magically turn The New York Rangers into a Cup contender. But is that Tortorella's fault?
Sather has...no clue
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