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Sather Speaks: Lack of Puck Possession Had "A lot to do" with Torts' firing
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06-19-2013, 03:50 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: New York, NY
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Sather is saying the a player never sought him out to talk about the coach during the season. The players complained about Torts when Sather asked them how things were going in the exit meetings.
Who cares about the contract extension? It was a 1 year extension. Torts had a year left and they made it two. If Dallas or Vancouver hires Torts,the Rangers are off the hook for the remaining money.
Looking at the way the Rangers play and the other teams play,the change was necessary. The team came out flat in game 3 against Boston. They were flat in game 4 until Rask fell down. The players didn't respond to him anymore.
Kreider scored the GWG in the last game Torts won as Ranger coach. Ironic.
I agree with you and know that one year may not seem like much but am just saying, if Slats had the pulse of the team all along as he professes, why offer an additional year? Why wasn't Torts' job in the balance all season long? Slats came out and said that Tortorella was essentially safe at the end of the regular season/beginning of playoffs. He fires Torts a month later. Something doesn't add up for me.
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