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05-08-2013, 02:48 AM
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Originally Posted by dethomas07 View Post
Some are crazy to think torts is a bad coach.. He took players like Prust Mitchell strals boyle etc into average/borderline players into successful players on teams.. He developed mcd, step, hags, dz sauer to some extent... Raised the game of Callahan Dubi staal and girardi.. Has prob influenced moores play to a big extent, soon Brass and dorsett..He's a very effective coach and we don't know how he is behind closed doors.. But with the work he's done he should hav a higher approval rating then does.. I like him a lot..but it's almost that make or break time.. **** or get off the pot!! With the complete overall he gets more time.. But sather is more to blaim for his personnel decisions for sure.. You can't hav success when you bring in 6 new faces and hav success.. We brought in another 5 guys this trade deadline... If we don't keep a team together for 2-3+ yrs your not going to gain any success.. Tweaking your roster is fine but keep trading and changing over that many faces shouldn't com with high expectations short term.. It's foolish!!
You compliment Torts on many issues, and I don't think I disagree with you on a single one of those issues.

But, we play a diffrent style than any of the top 8 teams in this league. We play like some successful teams did in 2003, and today the other best teams have changed and have a vastly diffrent approch. If we have the puck in our end, we have one objective and one objective only, and that is to get through it without making a turnover. Other teams -- as you can see by just spending 15 minutes surfing between other PO's games -- are pretty darn creative in the neutral zone and their play there generates a ton of offense for them, without them giving up much defense.

Who is right here, John Tortorella or the coaches of the top teams in the league?

When I look around the league and see us play, I am just not convinced that Torts has figured something out that nobody else have. Its the opposite.

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