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03-14-2013, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Zenith View Post
Eh, I'd say the Rangers under Tortorella have been mediocre more than "successful". 3 full seasons, a 9th, 8th and then 1st place finish. Now in 9th place 26 games in. Frankly, last year's roster was very underrated, I don't think Torts' was the only coach that could have taken that team to a first place finish - especially with Lundqvist playing the way he was.

This year, it's a different team. We relied a lot on shot blocking last year, and we replaced four of our best shot blockers in Anisimov, Dubinsky, Fedotenko, and Prust with non-shot blockers like Pyatt, Nash, Asham, and Miller. Yet, despite that, Tortorella still runs a defensive system where the majority of its success hinges on blocking shots.

It has to change. I loved watching my team put their bodies on the line for the win, but it's not practical with this forward roster.

That being said, there's problems other than this that Torts must address as well, but I don't really feel like getting into those things until they're brought up. In short, Torts has been one of the problems this year, no doubt in my mind.
No way. His 6 goalie system is a Revelation. Players just got it wrong. Grinding is the new breakout. It should be worshipped or just bring in more grinders. Who needs a PP? Overrated. Who needs a constructive attack? Playmaking is definitely overrated. We need more JAM. If you cannot dump and chase - ride the pine. I see no problem with this lovely brand of hockey with this roster as long as we are a serious contender - for an 8th seed...
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