Thread: Post-Game Talk: Rangers @ Senators
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03-09-2012, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Bardof425 View Post
The idea is to contend for a cup; not pile up regular season points. Many of believe that we are not well situated to contend with this "defense only" approach. Torts has ostracized anyone who had skill but was not 100% on board with his defensive posture. It's a fundamental problem with his stubborn, inflexible way of doing things; a two game losing streak only serves to get the blood boiling and motivate people to say what they are thinking even when we are winning.

We are allowed to look ahead and project what this team and approach will bring? No?
Who has Torts shipped out that was more skilled than the guys we have now?

Zherdev? Couldn't even get a team to claim him on waiver at 1.1 million. In the KHL
Lisin? Same.
Christensen? c'mon
Wolski? C'mon

Are these skill guys that were going to put us over the top? Literally the only relevant example has been Parenteau, and Tortorella said he would not have minded him back. Sather's call on that one.

There are really no good examples of shipping good skilled players away. Just guys that couldn't cut it in the top 6 who sucked defensively.

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