Maybe Torts Wasn't the Problem
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06-09-2013, 09:47 AM
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They don't collapse. They shoot on the net. They practice offense.
It'd work beautifully on the Rangers if the definition of "more complete" was in fact "more complete" and not "solely defense".
Just going on the offensive does not make one a gifted offensive player. There is no equivalent of Seguin, Marchand, Bergeron, Jagr, Krug, Chara, etc,.
To play an offensive game you need offensively gifted players. That the Bruins have those players and that they dedicate themselves to defense makes them win. The Rangers are dedicated to defense, but when they go on offense, not much happens.
Look at the scoring Boston has gotten from their defensemen and 4th liners and and compare that to their counterparts on the Rangers. It's quite the gap.
Again, I am not saying that firing Torts was a bad thing, but if anyone believes that if the Bruins and Rangers switched coaches that there would have been a different outcome, I couldn't disagree more.
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