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03-08-2013, 08:55 PM
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Tortorella, once again, was thoroughly outcoached by Paul MacLean.
Seems to be the story every time we play Ottawa. The whole game turned around when he decided to start the 4th line, with Bickel no less, on a defensive zone faceoff. They couldn't get posession, Bickel turned it over in the NZ, and Ottawa proceeded to dominate us for the rest of the game. Also, the D-zone structure needed adjusting. Ottawa exploited it perfectly.
TORTS! YOU CAN'T PLAY THE SAME WAY EVERY SECOND OF EVERY GAME! GET IT THROUGH YOUR HEAD!
EDIT: This loss has really gotten to me...the frustrations I have with this team were magnified and put on display tonight.
The most glaring coaching decision(outside of the line juggling)was collapsing too much below the hash marks.
The Rangers outnumbered the senators down low the whole game, and still couldn't get the puck.
If you aren't going to neutralize them down low, why collapse to begin with? Send some bodies up high to cover some of those pointmen.
It seems to me the Rangers never adjust to point shooting teams ever...
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