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05-27-2013, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Jonathan. View Post
What players has Torts alienated?
I can see Hagelin being one of them.

I can see Kreider being another.

The publically calling out of players may have a good impact the first time it happens, but it QUICKLY loses steam when you do that more than once.

Additionally, when some players still play after making errors while a kid like Kreider gets benched for periods at a time for making the same mistake, the "lesson" is no longer there to be learned.

Every coach loses the room eventually. Well 99% of them do. It's no secret that Torts has an abrasive personality and that turns players off after a while.

His "boy" Richards has shown to be a bust signing. We still don't know how the Torts Nash relationship will evolve. I can tell you that Hank has got to be getting frustrated with the lack of offence and while some blame can be put on the players, not having a system that generates offence is all on Torts. As well is the lack of a functioning PP.

Back to the point of the thread, I don't see Hank going anywhere unless there is a significant rift with the coach and the team backs the coach.

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