Rangers @ Senators | 2/21/13 | Where's Richards?
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02-21-2013, 04:52 PM
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Hello Guys, most of you might not agree with me today but I am very upset..I have been a rangers fan since the 1970......
Rangers have to much confusion on the bench,
To many bench penalties, players moving up and down from AHL everyday, NO line is sacred on the Rangers everyday you have a new linemate.
He misuses all the young kids including Krieder!!, Krieder is up and down more than a yoo-yoo!.. the kid can skate real fast & score just like last season in the playoffs, if he screwed up on D so what!! thats why you have defense,men..
He got rid of Orr & Scott two top fighters in the league, why get rid of them, you dont play 4th lines anyway!!.. PROBABLY he is afraid of them.
torts only rolls 3 lines in a game when teams uses all 4 lines, and uses 4 defensemen instead of 5 or 6.. he has his top 6 players that run 20+ minutes a game, Of course they will be tired an make mistakes.
Devils beat the rangers last yr because the rangers were tired rolling only 3 lines.. an 80 game season took a toll on them, You think the devils didn't know that??? They kept shooting the puck in an had the rangers defense chase it deep in there own end and get tired.. Devils 4th line destroyed us in the playoffs with Carter & Henrique.......
Every team in the league is wise to torts system.. He has Rick Nash a 30/40 goal scorer getting $8M and he is blocking shots!!!. He is there to score goals an set up the other guys,,.Between Gaborik, Nash, Krieder the rangers should roll..
All the kids get yelled at or benched for mistakes but if Richards, girardi or stall makes a mistake its OK!.. thats bullcrap.....
This team looking at it should win the cup the next 2 yrs..Torts disrupts the team chemistry to much.. Torts knows it is a short season if he screws up this weekend an goes 8-8 beware, an hope he gets the hell out of town....
maybe get Lindy Ruff time for a change
THIS IS JUST MY RANT....
I agree that Tortorella can be hardheaded. He doesnt adjust well in-game and he is stubborn when it comes to player trust.
He did however, start rolling 4 lines pretty consistently up until Powe was injured (which sucked) and when you talk about the Devils last year, you have good points but the Rangers dont have a 4th line like them. They have guys like Asham.
He really bothers me with some of his line combos and all of the switching. Still scratching my head why hes forcing some guys like Gaborik to play in a position hes not used to. And of course the PP and refusal (Slats is to blame here as well) to bring in a dedicated PP coach pisses me off to no end.
But overall I think hes done a good job instilling a culture with this team, which for the most part is still young. However It might behoove him to change his personality a bit (a la Coughlin with the Giants when they won in 2007) just to change it up because you can sense that he is losing some of his luster here, even if a majority of the players will run through a wall for him.
I still think theres a lot of time left to right the ship, I do.
Unfortunately like Super mentioned, part of the blame is falling on the shoulders of the high-priced vets. Dare I say that the terrible reputation Slats built last decade, the one that the Rangers seemingly shook off (even though most fans around the NHL still go back to that same well in every comment thread), is rearing its ugly head again.
Guys like Richards and Gaborik need to step it up big time. Theres no way getting around that. If those two guys performed as consistently as other stars on this team like Cally and Hank, none of this would be an issue.
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