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03-23-2013, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by dethomas07 View Post
its not torts.. Torts coaches the team, provides some imput of how he likes his players and its glens job to build a team around how the coach coaches..the issue is glen playing hard ball with our UFAs/RFAs..

I am surprised our RFA's off ELC havent held out.. especially when our players.. MDZ, Callahan, Girardi, Dubi etc.. dont ask for more $$$. when around the league you have doughty making 7m, Meyers making 12m salary this year (5m cap) etc..

But most other teams would give raises but slats goes in the opposite directions gives players salarys lower then what they should be making based off performances.. did that with feds, mitchell, and i think most teams wouldve given prust the salary he commanded.. bc its not just stats, which rangers fans cant understand but their attitude and what they bring to the team.. intangibles are huge and mean a lot as well as points.. he completely abolished the bottom 6, but the real issue is the players we got havent stepped up and bought into torts.. this goes to show you the top 6 is just as important as the bottom 6.. we need to retool and build a team not sign every UFA available (Big names).. i wish we did the nash trade but didnt trade Dubi and signed prust, bc both those players wouldve been our "Glue" to hold that bottom 6 in check..
It's always the character guys aka the glue guys who help to win a Cup. Byfuglien with Chicago, Marchand before he was a top 6 player with Boston, Talbot with Pittsburgh...some guy named Mattaeu who scored a few OT goals vs. the Devils.

Bottom 6 guys on Cup Winning teams are usually younger players on ELCs, or veteran rentals.

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