Maybe Torts Wasn't the Problem
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06-08-2013, 08:52 AM
DROP THE PUCK
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If a person is mentally tough, they are mentally tough. Yeah, I know that is inanely redundant, but the point is that going by results is a difficult way to determine mental toughness.
"The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's how the smart money bets."
Teams with better personnel and better luck will almost always win.
You can be mentally tough and still be unprepared.
Tortorella couldn't match Julien's coaching. The Rangers won a game on sheer will. Tortorella was asleep at the wheel. He admitted he failed to prepare them. And like Dragoon said, he's a bully who throws his players under a bus, belittled his young guys, shortened his bench against a team that rolled four lines, he refused to adjust.
Tortorella had to go.
I agree he wasn't the sole problem, but he was a big one.
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