All Encompassing Tortorella Thread Pt. II
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03-22-2013, 12:37 AM
Join Date: Aug 2012
The Torts haters are really getting annoying after each loss. It has nothing to do with the system. It is not suffocating offense. This is the most ridiculous thing that has somehow become accepted on these boards. If this team had the players to be able to carry the puck into the offensive zone, make beautiful transition plays, and tape to tape passes... they would do it -- and in games where things are clicking, they DO in fact DO THAT. It's not like before those games Torts says "Hey guys, **** the system, go out and be creative offensively tonight." Seriously?
The way teams play in the neutral zone, the dump and chase is just a fact of life and sometimes a player's best and only option unless you want a team full of JT "turnover machine" Millers. It is a part of the game. Every team dumps and chases, this is not just a Rangers phenomenon -- ****ing get used to it if you're going to watch hockey. The idea that Torts refuses to let players be creative offensively is asinine.
This team just has a group of players who have mediocre skill offensively mixed in with a select few who are more skilled (or at least have the potential to be). They had 40+ shots tonight (lots of perimeter shots, but plenty of rebounds that they didn't do the hard work to get to). And despite the high # of perimeter shots, they even had plenty of good scoring chances that they just failed to finish. Halpern in front of the net. Before his late goal, several Gabby chances where he continues to try to go five-hole like a ****ing dumb ****. Nash with about as clear a break at the net as you're going to get... and he friggin passes... to Gabby?
The team played down to Florida's level. It was as simple as that. When a team does that, and doesn't have the killer instinct to dismantle another team that is clearly worse than them, they deserve to lose. That's what happened.
There are plenty of other things to be frustrated with the team and Torts about. But stop with the "system" ********.
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