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10-11-2013, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by True Blue View Post
The below quote is more interesting:

Previous head coach John Tortorella’s system emphasized full-blooded, gritty efforts night after night. While his style proved to be effective and frustrating for opponents, it did not allow star players to display their natural creativity.

And this is the problem. There players are not creative enough to matter.

And yes. Sort of troubling that one of the hardest working teams needs to be reprogrammed.
I really don't want to come in here and start anything, but I always found that to be a large misnomer of Tortorella. I can't think of a player on the Rangers who I thought he was holding back offensively. Gaborik, (when healthy) Nash, Brassard, Callahan, and Stepan have all had excellent seasons (or half seasons) under Tortorella. I don't see who he was ever holding back.

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