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05-30-2013, 08:20 PM
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Nac Mac Feegle
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Originally Posted by Riche16 View Post
Since we don't know... I have to ask...

What makes you think Torts would be approachable from Richards, Cally, Girardi or Hank? What makes you think those players would walk up to him (again, I'm playing Devil's advocate here) and bring up "concerns"?

What makes you think he'd be "receptive" to what they think or feel?
Think back to training camp.

Torts relied on his vets to tell him how the team was feeling, if they needed a day off the ice to rest, etc. It was mentioned over and over at the beginning of the season. He pretty much let the players dictate how difficult the shortened training camp was going to be, and made a point to squeeze in as many off days as possible during the shortened season. Even when the team was in a slump, he never revoked those days off.

I would count that as listening to his players and adjusting for them, big time.

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