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04-13-2013, 11:24 AM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Elmira NY
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It's pointless arguing with you if you believe that. Check his career statistics. His career high in points is 20. He's not a 3rd line player. Torts will not be coaching this team next season if he doesn't get out of the first round of the playoffs.
Those close to Sather would tell you that he wasn't very happy with the way Torts handled Chris Kreider this season. He feels Kreider is a huge part of the team going forward and felt Torts was responsible for his play regressing at the NHL level. It's also pretty well known that Sather is pretty big fan of a couple of coaches that currently aren't coaching. Who that is you can figure out on your own. It's not difficult if you know who he respects around the league.
Just to be clear--some of Sather's coaching decisions from the past were pure and unadulterated *****. Ron Low--Bryan Trottier. Sather's track record for us pre-lockout--whether administrative or player decisions was a-w-f-u-l. The implementation of the cap did him a world of good. Forced the team to cut bait and work on developing their own. Moving up a player development guy like Tom Renney helped as well--for a time.
And whether or not Tortorella is to blame to some degree for Kreider's less than spectacular first pro season--Chris at least has to take part of the blame himself. He's had a tendency throughout college and into his first pro season of starting slow. It may be that Torts felt he didn't have the luxury in a shortened season with no training camp of sticking with a young obviously struggling rookie while the team itself was off to a slow start.
As for potential Torts replacements if that does happen--no ****ing Lindy Ruff.
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