The John Tortorella Appreciation Thread
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05-30-2013, 09:03 AM
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The Rangers under Renney were a bubble team and hardly a team demanding of respect. You always respect a player like Jagr and a goalie like Henrik, but the team as a whole really wasn't feared or respected around the league during the Renney years. They were a team you'd probably be hoping to face in the playoffs.
With Torts as the coach they took a step further and became a team to avoid. They played a style that was tough to face, blocked shots, hit hard, went to the net. And even if I think letting Torts go was the right move, he deserves a lot of the credit for the heart the team showed especially in 2011/12.
You feel the team was returned to respectability with Renney at the helm, fine. I see your point.
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