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04-06-2013, 01:00 PM
Kel Varnsen
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Originally Posted by Ola View Post
Hehe is there one? Prust? He's scoring more than ever in MTL...

On a more serious objective note, I definitely think that Torts can be an excellent people coach. Motivator. Pushing a team to the level it takes to win a cup. Far from all coaches in the league have that.

But I definitely doubt (the correct word) if he in terms of X and Os, puts a team that just is miles less drilled than the other teams in the East.

I am no hockey wiz who have been around for ever. But I've followed this league closely, and especially the POs, for 20 years. You need to be more or less PERFECT to WIN a cup. Torts game plan was spot on 04'. Before the lockout. With the red line offside which took away and option of being creative in the neutralzone along with the clutching and grabbing.

Torts is not perfect in terms of game plan 2013. I would put him in the bottom 10 if not 5 among the 30 coaches. Our passing game is just horrible, it really shows on the PP but also in other areas. Other teams has put a ton of focus on being able to keep the puck within the their team and carry the momentum instead of focusing solely on cutting down on misstakes. And they have worked a that for years. We have done the opposite. Kept pucks along the boards in areas where it don't cost you if you loose it (like the game was played in 04').

So I definitely have huge concerns re Torts. It also pisses me of that he fails to take a couple of steps away from the bench and see what the successful teams in our mold are doing. His ego is obviously in the way from him doing so. Hell keep trashing the players instead and blame them for every loss.
That wasn't Torts strategy in 04 at all

It's asinine to think Torts is telling players to suck at passing. Oh yeah, all those good coaches are teaching their guys passing and working on it. I bet all the other coaches break out the eggs like in the Mighty Ducks. That movie was about NHL players right? Our guys are professionals, not first graders.

I've said this like 1000 times, if we try to play like the hawks we'll just get beaten by the hawks and others who play that way much better. Sorry we're not going to look like the way you play NHL on your xbox or ps3. Last ****ing year, how were we the best in the east? Playing the right way. It's called "the right way" for a ****ing reason.

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