Thread: Post-Game Talk: Devils at Rangers 12/7/13
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12-08-2013, 11:47 AM
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I think Torts did the best that could have been done with the team as constructed. If he didn't push them as hard as he did and play that horrible system, we never make it to the ECF. It was ugly.

But this team (still) does not have thr RIGHT players.

AV has a different style but it doesn't matter. We do not have the right combination of players in the required positions to win enough to get us there.

What we have is a mish-mosh of talented and semi-talented players who as individuals are mostly good players in their own right, plus a few hacks, and borderline NHLers.

There is no cohesion. Players we have for the most part do not compliment each other in game play.

This is the problem with Sather's organization. We look for good players instead of the RIGHT players.
Sather makes it up as he goes along. In 18 months he

-gutted the middle of the lineup for Nash
-traded Gaborik to get some depth back
-fired the coach
-Hired a new coach/new system

Decisions are made in a vacuum. At no time did any Ranger coaches have a roster that was capable of a championship. I think that '11-12 team went as far as they were possibly capable of, but it leaves a lot of fans wanting more -- thinking a tweak here or there puts us over the top.

Meanwhile, Sather is the guy that goes to fix a leak while 2 more leaks open up across the room.

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