Biggest flaw of Torts system
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06-06-2012, 11:40 AM
Bring back Torts!
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Looking at all these comments makes it look like Torts didn't coach the team to a 109 point regular season and a trip to the ECF, but more like a 9th seeded team.
Okay, Lundqvist has been a huge part of that, but he's been a huge part (if not the whole team since 05) of the team.
We constantly complain about him never having a team in front. Well, this year Torts coached up a team and they became a solid team in front of Lundqvist. Most likely the best team Lundqvist has had in front of him since the start. Yeah, their scoring sucked again, but they played great defensive hockey all season. I truly believe Lundqvist's insane stats are slightly helped by the team's overall defensive play. The final two ECF games were terrible for the team's coverage and defense. It is what it is. They're young. Tortorella knows what he's doing.
Since this is a negativity thread......
The power play of course. We have the horses for the power play, except for the scoring winger we need (Kreider can be that guy). Tortorella isn't using the horses we do have effectively, although it started to pick up. Maybe it's chemistry?
Get a top-6 winger and we'll be set. Again, Kreider can be it. It'll add more goals.
With a defensive style of play, goals will probably be down. And they were. Or you can have a offensive type system and have spotty defense. I'll take Tortorella's system with Lundqvist in net anyday.
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