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07-04-2013, 10:22 PM
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I know there is a large contingent that will say "just win, I don't care if each side gets 3 shots per period and then the game is decided 1-0 in the SO." But I didn't start following hockey because I wanted to watch my city prove its metaphorical dominance over other areas of North America by eking out victories on sporting fields by whatever means necessary; I started watching hockey because, when played well, it is one of the most exciting, interesting and even beautiful spectacles to watch. It's supposed to be FUN.
Torts - and before him, Renney - eliminated that from the Rangers. Which is ironic, because when he first came here, I grudgingly accepted his douchebaggery, due to the fact that I was promised "safe is death." And then instead I got "collapse in front, chip it up the walls and dump in." SOOOO painful. Then add his ******* nature when discussing the game and even the interviews became unenjoyable.
In Renney's case, it was at least forgivable as he was in over his head, had limited resources and was clinging on for dear life. (Note that this doesn't mean it wasn't time to go.) Torts, on the other hand, had plenty of resources, but was on a permanent power trip - it was always about him controlling the game himself, rather than enabling his players.
I am optimistically hopeful that AV will be a breath of fresh air.
I was heard spouting this exact same thing at the Garden all season long. I was really getting sick of watching the rangers play this style of hockey. I am really hoping to watch some exciting hockey this season, played by the Rangers.
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