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08-26-2013, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
I probably wont be able to provide you with a direct quote from the old codger, but Brooks reported heavily on the player exit interviews being the defining moment.

And Im pretty sure I could find you some reports that have Sather inferring Tortorella was safe, only to change directly after the player meetings.

Theres zero doubt in my mind that the players whining swayed Sather's decision. Richards was probably a main culprit given his history with Torts.

I actually met Cally this summer and spoke with him for a little while... he said the sentiment in the room had changed. Guys were really uptight, on edge, scared to make mistakes and that they were all looking forward to "playing" hockey again.

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