The Off-Season Thread Part VI - Are we there yet? (Grabovski to Caps, 1 yr)
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08-28-2013, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by
Nac Mac Feegle
That's the part that gets me. It really does feel from various interviews that no one on the roster went to anyone on the coaching staff and expressed concerns about the system, or things not working out, or whatever. There was one quote from Tortorella over the past two weeks (from some Vancouver paper) talking about how not one player brought up any issues to him during the exit interviews.
Yes, Torts yells and does his best to be a grouch. But when all is said and done, he's a little old chihuahua who's all bark and no bite. How a bunch of young professional athletes can be so intimidated by a little old man like that is beyond me.
The best thing about this team was their guts and character on the ice. Why did it disappear in the dressing room?
Whether it's Tortorella or any other coach, I want to see players who have the balls to talk to their coach, to communicate, to do what's best for the team. Even if they would've fired the coaching staff no matter what, I want the players to stand up and express themselves.
I believe this may be one of the interviews you were referring to which sheds a little more insight on Torts and the lack of communication between players:
I'm over the whole Torts thing, he is gone, but the players are not, and they, along with Sather, are who I will hold accountable if things do not improve this year. In almost every player interview this summer, there has been mention of "having fun," which is fine and dandy but doesn't mean **** to me unless they are winning games. They will still need to bust their balls and put in max effort even though the coach is less of a hardass.
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