Thread: John Tortorella
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10-11-2011, 12:51 PM
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My problem with Tortorella is when the going gets tough and more than motivation is needed. I dont see a tactician at all. I dont see a guy thats very capable of making any adjustments to the gameplan in the middle of a game whatsoever.
You give Tortorella a team with enough talent, and this isnt a real issue - but we ain't there yet.
I agree. He's not Xs & Os. I don't think he does any of that. And as far as having enough talent, its the NHL. There's not too many guys in this league that, if you gave them the talent, wouldnt succeed. A great coach gets lesser talent to have greater results. I think this is why his training camps are so hard. You don't have to be Scotty Bowman to skate the hell out of guys. Conditioning will win you some games. But he makes no real moves that you can ever say changed the outcome mid game. Which bring me to my point. He had the talent in Tampa, and rode it to a cup. He just happened to not screw it up or get outcoached.

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