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10-18-2013, 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by OverTheCap View Post
Some good points by Fitzy and Fire Sather.

The system that Torts implemented should not be abandoned entirely as many fans have clamored for. Rather, it needs to improved upon. The defensive foundation is there. If we can build upon the strong defensive play and PK that has been implemented in the past few years by supplementing it with a solid PP and improved transition game, the Rangers will be a more well-rounded team.
The bolded will, in turn, lead to offensive results too. It's not like we can't have an offensive team. It's more like what AV said in the beginning after his hiring... "We started at Vancouver and became the best defensive team, and then became an offensive powerhouse"...

He's going for the same thing. Torts system obviously has some serious strengths as you mentioned. (work ethic, individual roles with a team effort, solid/responsible defensive play) , but also has some serious downfalls (PP abysmal, lots of grinding goal line play, no transition game, predictability). If we work through those downfalls (especially the transition game), speed of the game should slowly increase, which will lead to a better transition game, and help us find the offense...

We'll need some roster moves (mostly core AHL players, probably one or two solid FA's/trades) to solidify a structure, but we're on the way there. it'll just be a bumpy road

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