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Rangers @ Jets 3/14/13 - Tort-O-Rella
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03-14-2013, 11:59 PM
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Tortorella didnt implement that until later on though.
Remember the first 7 game stretch we were 7-0, Gaborik and Del Zotto were killing it, then everything went to **** because of all the oddman rushes? I distinctly remember the press conferences of Torts explaining him having to adjust the system because he didnt have the personnel.
Despite this it was still an in your face, more uptempo offense and Gaborik had much more free reign with that team.
He didnt start using a more offense from defense/capitalize on mistakes/dump and chase system til later on.
They also werent shot blocking so the transition game was better.
Over the last few years, the right players were acquired for what he was building but now its past that point. He was compensating before for a major lack of talent throughout the lineup. Now that isnt the case.
I always thought that at least.
Perhaps you are right. But, that would still only put Gabby in a offensive-minded system for maybe half the season, at most? Maybe slightly more by the time the team got Prust and started to really play lockdown.
I guess in the end I am unhappy with both Gabby and Torts, but they should both be smart enough and tough enough to realize the problems and fix themselves. Torts did it once and it worked as you have rightly brought back to my attention. Gabby has done it and it has worked as well last season.
We should be able to win with this coach and these players, but right now they are all not delivering enough on a nightly basis. When players quit on their coaches they are usually too weak to win anyways, with few exceptions. And coaches need to be smart enough to take some different approaches. Torts' interview tonight wasnt as bad as last games thats for sure.
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