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04-14-2013, 12:00 AM
Join Date: Dec 2009
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If there is one player who can't blame Torts for his poor play, it's Richards. The coach who he thrived under for 7 seasons.
Richards' lone positive contribution was breaking up a 2-on-1 about halfway through OT after Clowe made an ambitious pass that trapped him and Girardi. Other than that...yikes.
Richards and Torts have both said the coaching style is completely different in NY than it was in TB. /shrug
I don't think Torts's coaching style works with the mindset of 95% of this team, including Richards at this point in his life/career. He won a Cup in TB, enjoyed his time in Dallas while producing pretty big numbers, and got his enormous contract in NY to coast to retirement like most other players. The only guys that seem to play the way Torts wants his team to, just by default, are guys like Callahan/Girardi.
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