All Encompassing Tortorella Thread Pt. II
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03-20-2013, 11:32 AM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Standing on a Train
Just because we're winning, doesn't mean all is solved. Four out of four points is great, but I still need to see more out of this team.
Avoid playing to your competition. No reason not to absolutely dominate Florida tomorrow night.
Also, last night there wasn't much puck possession, there wasn't much time "below the hash marks." What there was, was offense generating off of the rush with skill players playing to their strengths. Del Zotto's goal, coming down on the rush shorthanded. Hagelin's goal was created by zone time. Nash's goal was a simple rush.
Two of three goals coming off of letting the skill fly. If this is a trend that continues, then perhaps Torts is coming along.
There's no need for the Richards line to be forced to play a certain way in the offensive zone that is counterintuitive to the skillset those players have. Asking Richards and Gaborik to grind along the boards beneath the hash marks is meaningless. That's not Gabby's skillset, and it's really not Richie's either. Nash can handle that kind of game, but he's best suited playing a different style.
Wake me up when Torts realizes this. Just because they're all on the same team, doesn't mean they all have to play the same way.
The last two games are meaningless if they can't back it up tomorrow night. You want to see the boards in a panic? Imagine a typical Rangers letdown game tomorrow night against the worst team in the NHL. There are no guaranteed wins in today's NHL, Rangers can't sleep on the Panthers.
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