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04-17-2013, 09:37 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Danbury, CT
Torts has lost the room.
If you don't think so then I question your understanding of what it means to actually HAVE the room.
If Torts still had the room, then the team doesn't come out flat like this.
If Torts still had the room, then the way they played in the 3rd would have started immediately following the Schenn gift goal.
Callahan, the Captain, rarely sets the tone of games. Hes the Captain, he doesn't have the natural ability to lead the way offensively, but he does have the ability to set the tone physically. He hasn't been doing much of that at all this season. Why is that?
If the coach has the Captain, then this is not happening with such alarming regularity.
If Torts still had the room, other guys would be stepping into that void created by Callahan's refusal/reluctance to do that job.
Torts has lost the room and when that happens, you see half assed efforts alot more often than you see complete games.
Tort's system is perimeter in nature. Board work, behind the goal? Where is the net front presence in his system. If the forwards are all working below the hash marks and behind the net, who's in the crease creating havoc?
His system flawed in it's design and one that will never win in this current NHL.
We need truculence throughout the line up. I say bring in a Raffi Torres if we can. Guys like that, that play with emotion. Play with their hearts on their sleeves. Guys that are willing to initiate contact and take joy in doing it. Guys that go TO the net with reckless abandon. Guys that go over the edge sometimes. It provides an element of "WTF is he going to do next"
There's way to many passengers on this team and being Captain, Callahan is the biggest culprit this season.
Torts is the navigator, but he has given them directions on how to get around the destination.
We need a coach that will provide directions on how to get STRAIGHT TO the destination.
I'm all over the place I know. I'm just not happy witht he effort the last 3-4 games when better efforts are mandated.
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