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04-26-2011, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by SupersonicMonkey View Post

Tortorella will make Prust out of you? You mean taking a guy who had little to no value and was a one dimesnsional grinder rotating on the 4th line and healthy scratch and turning him into a valuable asset, being a league leader in short handed points.

Or you mean how Ryan Callahan was nothing more then an average at best 3rd liner tops, and turning him into a legitimate top six player, team leader, and one of the most valuable players in the league to his team.

Or how Mike Sauer and Ryan McDonagh became a legit top four.

Or how every single one of the young players had career years?

Blind bias much?
Torts has nothing to do with defense. He has Sullivan for that. If Sullivan gets HC job, he will get someone else to work with Ds. Point being Torts cannot be credited for Sauer-McD duo success or blamed for MDZ problems.
Tortotella is an excellent bottom 6 developer. Under him we have one of the best bottom 6 in NHL. He, however, cannot help the top 6 - has has to get top 6 talent delivered to him so he can teach them how to grind.
If Kreider wants to have an NHL career the way he deserves it, he has to come to Torts with multi-million contract signed already. Otherwise he will stuck at 1-2.5 million for life, may be more, but you get the point...

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