Maybe Torts Wasn't the Problem
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06-08-2013, 11:53 PM
Join Date: Mar 2004
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I am neither a Torts supporter or hater. I think he is a good coach, but he is easily replaceable. That is because they all are.
Now that Boston has wasted Pittsburgh, isn't it apparent to most people that the reason the Rangers loss to the Bruins had nothing to do with their coach?
Is their anyone out there who believes that Rangers personnel is better than Pittsburgh, aside from goaltender?
The Rangers put up a much more competitive series than Pitt did. Yes, they only won one game, but Pitt looked totally overmatched. The Rangers didn't.
Those of you who criticized Nash during the series would now be screaming that Crosby and Malkin suck if you were Penguins fans.
The Rangers finished up about where they should have, despite all the crying and moaning throughout this site. In the thread speculating about who should coach next, we have people explaining that this coach would be a great choice or a terrible choice without having a clue how any coach will end up doing.
To me, it's funny watching a fan say that his choice will be a "great fit" or a disaster that will wreak havoc on our city. Face it, none of us has a clue how a coach will work out, and my very minority opinion is that barring the very rare exception of incompetence, it doesn't matter in the least who is chosen to run the show.
What matters most is the GM and luck.
On an unrelated matter, Krug is the real deal. Let me know when you come around on that one, Inferno.
Was the coach the problem? Yes. His system was a problem and the way he treated the players was a problem. Watching Boston, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Los Angeles actually make PASSES to teammates to get the puck out of the zone was maddening when comparing them to us. Watching them skate to cover the point men was maddening to watch compared with us. Watching them create so many scoring chances compared to our constipated system was maddening to watch. We don't really know what the true quality of talent the Rangers have, because it was all dumbed down by the idiotic Tortorella system. Heck.......these teams actually passed the puck IN THE MIDDLE OF THEIR DEFENSIVE ZONE! Imagine that!
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