Maybe Torts Wasn't the Problem
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06-08-2013, 07:47 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Its as much a mental thing as it is a skill thing. The Penguins were probably the most skilled team in the league this season, even more so than the Blackhawks. However, they are feeble and weak mentally. They are a team full of spoiled babies and they get exposed when any team pushes them around or gets in their head.
The Rangers players, almost to a man are stronger mentally. That's why they put up more of a fight. Despite being shallow on skill.
The coaching staff's tactical approach was absolutely one of the most prominent reasons they lost. And one of the team's strongest aspects, mental toughness, wasn't up to snuff, and Tortorella admitted that he failed to mentally prepare his team. Yes, its on the individual to prepare himself, but a coach is a leader and should be able to prepare his team.
In other words, it was as much Tortorella and the coaching staff's fault as much as it was the roster's.
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