: Larry Brooks:
Rangers season at crossroads--already
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10-17-2013, 09:05 AM
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I tend to think that the in your face, defensive style boas well for playoffs.
Tortorella also has a Cup to his credit. I look at the amount of times he got what was not a deeply talented team past the first round. The PP needed to be better, but that I put on Sullivan
It wasn't the defensive style that was the problem in the playoffs though. You need to be able to score, as well. And while those Rangers teams weren't great offensively, the system was a detriment to them come playoff time, where they couldn't even maintain the mediocre offense that they had during the regular season. Tortorella just had no answer for it, no fault of his. That kind of coaching is incredibly difficult. It just was time for something else.
Yeah, a Cup... thus the 1 more win in his best year than AV had in his. He got a team that wasn't deeply talented, offensively, past the first round twice with the Rangers. Alain Vigneault did it once with the Canadiens.
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