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05-31-2013, 11:45 AM
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If the GM and the coach don't agree on the team structure and style, failure is inevitable.

Slats coached the Oilers. Yes, the roster was awesome, but they also played a style that was fun to watch and had to be fun to play - like what they call "attractive football" in the world's game.

Torts hockey was not fun to watch and it clearly wasn't fun to play. Every game was a chance for someone to get a puck in the wrong place and only rare chances to put the puck in the right place. Not coaching offense is grounds for dismissal.

A coach is supposed to put players in the best position to succeed. Torts put players in a position to not fail.

I hope we get someone who wants to put the puck in the net and can put a decent defensive scheme in front of the world's premier goaltender.

I didn't expect to be excited about next year this early, but firing Torts was the best way to start.

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