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03-28-2013, 10:42 PM
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The infuriating thing is that Torts is going to come out and claim the problem is that they're not blocking enough shots and playing their game. The man never makes adjustments. He's been running the team since the end of 08-09 and they've never been able to score. Instead of insisting the players aren't executing the system properly, why not take a look in the mirror and ask yourself if your system works in the modern NHL?

Yes, Richards and Gaborik have killed us this year, but so have Torts' lineups. Ottawa's speed murdered us tonight and he's got Powe scratched so Pyatt can play and Kreider benched so Boyle can get powerplay time. Girardi gets endless powerplay time, which he clearly shouldn't be getting.

Our defensemen almost never manage to jump up in the play successfully. He can't put together a powerplay to save his life and refuses to try something like just sending out the Stepan line with Del Zotto and Stralman to start a man advantage. Maybe if they stopped treated the powerplay like it was a separate game and just went out there and forechecked they'd have some success.

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