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05-26-2013, 01:46 PM
3rd Guy High
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Originally Posted by Kershaw View Post
So what I got from this post is that Torts deserves no credit for the development of the younger players on the roster.
So on this side of the coin you say he's developed these players, and yes I agree.

Originally Posted by Kershaw View Post
Yes, Torts usually gets the most out of his rosters. Carl Hagelin, Mats Zuccarello, Ryan McDonagh, John Moore, Anton Stralman, Derrick Brassard, Ryan Callahan - all of those players were either not in the NHL or played a fringe role before Torts came over. Now all of those guys are top 6 players and top 6 defenders on the Rangers roster.
And then on this side of the coin you argue that they are all garbage players. So if they're all still garbage players like you say, then what developing has Torts done?

You are the most irrational poster on this board. Ryan McDonagh would be a top pairing Defenseman on any team in the league right now. Stralman would be in the top 6 on any team. Top 4 arguable, but yet, when everyone on our team is healthy, he doesn't slot in there.

Hagelin, Callahan and Zuccarello started their NHL careers with the rangers, so for all you know they could go somewhere else and contribute even more than they have under Torts.

John Moore and Derick Brassard played on a losing team in Columbus for years. Do you really think it's just a coincidence that theyre playing better now that they're on a team that makes the playoffs consistently? They have a drive to win now, because they're seeing the results from it.

The caps have one or two very high end players, yes, but they are not a more talented hockey team than us. They are a one-trick pony in their PP. Just like we are a one-trick pony in sitting back and blocking shots due to the system, except we don't even do that very well anymore.

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