Maybe Torts Wasn't the Problem
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06-13-2013, 09:04 AM
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How did the system directly cause it? Players get hurt all the time blocking shots on every team.
Someone else has explained that the Rangers aren't the premier shot blockers in the game, and in yesterday's Bruins-Hawks game I saw a lot of blocked shots, with players throwing themselves in front of blasts.
Every team blocks shots as part of their strategy. Imagine how many shots Ottawa must have blocked to see their whole team go down.
It is good to hear, though, that with Torts gone, those injuries are a thing of the past.
26 teams had more man games lost this past season. Yeah, Torts' system really caused a lot of injuries.
On the other hand, your use of emoticons went a long way to proving your point.
Bern went to great lengths to explain how he concedes that Torts' system didn't DIRECTLY cause the injuries, yet you still feel the need to bait him into saying just that and then attack him for it. Pretty ridiculous.
Anyone who doesn't see how that system put players at higher risk for these types of injuries is kidding themselves. Harp on the "success" of the system all you want, but it without a doubt put guys in harm's way more often than others.
Also, anyone saying that Torts got the absolute most possible out of these teams is speculating just like people who are speculating that new coach x can do better. The bottom line is that it was time for him to go and he went. Moving on.
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