All-Encompassing Tortorella/Sather Thread
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03-18-2013, 04:51 AM
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New coach isn't going to make bad players start scoring goals. Sather destroyed the chemistry of this team.
This is on Sather... he got cocky, thinking certain players were expendable, and "the system" was greater than the sum of it's parts. Losing Prust, Feds, AA, Dubi changed the composition of this team, and it hasn't worked out.
New coach isn't going to change that.
Look around the league.
We have "bad players" but the 3rd and 4th lines for Ottawa, Winnipeg, Buffalo, Malkin less Pittsburgh and co have great players or what? We also must dress a certain type of players because Torts can't do without them. Anyone we have must be great along the boards, since we don't have transition game. If you are in default mode to get players that are great along the boards, you just get less skill.
This is easily the most loaded roster we have had in NY in a really long time and we should definitely be top 3 in the East. I am sorry, but there are no excuses for Torts. He is caught with his pants down facing coaches that just has done a much more prudent job them him. Motivating players is important for sure, but Torts has neglected the X's and O's completely and think he will get away with what worked in 03'. I am sorry, it doesn't. Torts is wrong and 25+ other coaches in the NHL is right on this one. What's annoying is that obvious his ego is standing in the way of him adjusting. And as a NYR fan who has suffered alot over the last 15 years -- its pretty darn annoying to head into another dark era because the ego on that guy.
Anything else then a legit cup run this season is a fiasco, now it look like we have to be lucky to make the PO's.
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