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Sather Speaks: Lack of Puck Possession Had "A lot to do" with Torts' firing
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06-20-2013, 09:54 PM
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when a coaches time is up, its usually due to the team no longer responding to or performing for him. after that, the wins stop and the room tension becomes an issue.
i believe the players believed in torts and his system for most of his tenure here. i really do. torts is very persuasive and to their collective credit, the players bought into his system completely. they played hard for him and the roster was constructed to fit the torts system.
players usually will not squawk mid season. they play hockey, they do their jobs and they never stop believing. until the season ends....
exit interviews would have been entertaining this year to say the least.
when henrik lundqvist turns his back on you, in his walk year, you are toast.
Lundqvist and Biron have both gone on record this week supporting Torts and saying they were not looking for a coaching change.
I think another poster on here has it right. A bunch of good coaches became available this summer and Sather couldn't resist but jump into the coaching free agent frenzy. I'd wager Torts talking publicly about the lack of depth (that Sather traded away) was the straw that broke the camel's back.
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