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06-03-2013, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Brian Boyle View Post
Agreed. I don't think Tortorella did a very good job utilizing the speed/skill he had on the blueline. A defense of McDonagh/Stralman/Del Zotto/Girardi/Moore should not be adding next to nothing offensively.

A lot of that lies in the weak, ineffective breakout that Tortorella employed, at least IMO. I think if they get a Dallas Eakins, or an Alain Vigneault, that they'll be able to get a lot out of the defense, offensively.
This teams defense to offense was okay when we had some guys holding onto the puck into enemy territory, dumping it in all the time led to so many lost possessions, defense could rarely be utilized.

What really could be a concern is how radical a shift the new coach brings with him. These guys have played Torts hockey through their most demanding years. IMO, this team is gonna take time to acclimate to change. 'Smooth transition' and 'Rangers' usually don't go together.

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