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12-26-2011, 10:59 PM
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Tortorella for the Adams

I think the most overlooked facet of his team's success us Torts. He doesn't accept losing and knows how to fire players up. 24/7 has given us some great insight on exactly what he does to make this team what it is. He's te reason we are one of the best conditioned teams in the league. Now that Torts has calmed down with the line swapping, we can really appreciate him. Barring a huge meltdown, I believe Torts should be at least a finalist for the Jack Adams award.

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Can we edit "fire Tortorella" into the title and add a poll?

I think that honor would go to either of Kevin Dineen of Mike Yeo at the moment, imo. Unless those two teams completely fall apart, there's a chance for Torts, though.

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If the team doesn't suddenly drop off, agreed.

The defense, guys like Hagelin stepping up, that's all coaching.

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Two weeks ago I was reading about how he should be fired because he isn't giving Avery enough minutes.

"Clown" I believe is people's favorite expression.

The Adams might be going a bit far, at this early point in the season.

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Way too early for this thread, IMO. Talk to me in April.

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I certainly do like the direction he has the team headed.

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Can we edit "fire Tortorella" into the title and add a poll?

I think that honor would go to either of Kevin Dineen of Mike Yeo at the moment, imo. Unless those two teams completely fall apart, there's a chance for Torts, though.
On mobile right now, but if ou can do it as a mod go for it.

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On mobile right now, but if ou can do it as a mod go for it.
I was making a reference to last year's thread (Torts for Adams!/Fire Torts!)

Funniest thread ever.

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I was making a reference to last year's thread (Torts for Adams!/Fire Torts!)

Funniest thread ever.
Oh haha that didn't click.

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oh come on with this. really?


i don't even..

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What? Long way to go, but hes certainly in the conversations and maybe the front-runner right now considering the longterm success with the other teams near the top of the NHL standings.

Couldnt stand Tortorella 2 years ago, thought he was better last year, and things continue to get better. People have only been able to nitpick inconsiquential roster decisions for the 12th-14th forwards the last couple months. Thats the highest compliment possible for a NYC coach.

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He's got the team going awesome right now. There's no way to know how the season will play out, but he should certainly be a contender at this point.

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Torts definitely deserves some credit for how he's handled the influx of injuries on D. The fact that defensemen such as Stralman, Erixon, Woywitka, etc. are able to step in almost seamlessly without suffering too much on defense is a testament to how effective our system is.

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If the regular season ended today, where would he be?

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The rapid transformation of Del Zotto is incredible, and you have to believe Johnny Cakes has played a major part in that. I do, anyway, and I've been on the fence about Tortorella since the get go. The thing is, I didn't think he was a good coach for a non-contending team. But this team is so close to that now, he fits them a lot better.

Kudos to him. He is definitely worthy of consideration.

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Watching him in 24/7 is something else man. The way he comes at them, I want to lace up skates and hit somebody. His attitude after Artie's celebration scrum was perfect. The game went to a shootout, which is regrettable, but his message and how he set the mindset was perfect.

"It's time to go to work."

I'm a Torts fan. What's up?

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The rapid transformation of Del Zotto is incredible, and you have to believe Johnny Cakes has played a major part in that. I do, anyway, and I've been on the fence about Tortorella since the get go. The thing is, I didn't think he was a good coach for a non-contending team. But this team is so close to that now, he fits them a lot better.

Kudos to him. He is definitely worthy of consideration.
See: Tampa Bay

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would having the leading goal scorer (so far), the big free agent richards and henrik work against torts?

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would having the leading goal scorer (so far), the big free agent richards and henrik work against torts?
I don't think so. I mean Dan Bylsma had Crosby, Malkin, and Fleury. Though losing Crosby may be WHY he got the Adams

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I don't think so. I mean Dan Bylsma had Crosby, Malkin, and Fleury. Though losing Crosby may be WHY he got the Adams
he lost malkin too, and if i remember right some of their dmen missed time.

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he lost malkin too, and if i remember right some of their dmen missed time.
Yeah, Malkin ****ed up his knee soon after Crosby went down, I think.

The big free agent shouldn't count, and Fleury, although unspectacular IMO, is still not a bad goalie. Not on Hank's level but he had a good year last year.

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I don't think so. I mean Dan Bylsma had Crosby, Malkin, and Fleury. Though losing Crosby may be WHY he got the Adams
And we lost Staal every game so far, Sauer is down, and 3 AHLers are on the blueline. And yeah, he has Gaborik, but the Gaborik he had last year scored as many in all of last season as Gaborik this season. Del Zotto... is another player entirely. Shouldn't he get some kind of credit there?

Forget about rosters for a minute, the game plan and coaching was phenomenal against the Flyers. The forechecking system by this team is shutting down the top scoring teams of the league. We're almost +60 in goal differential. They work hard, buy into the team concept, seamlessly insert player after player after injuries.

It's early, but he's in the conversation.

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Wayyyyyyyy too early, but yes he is on the right track.

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What? Long way to go, but hes certainly in the conversations and maybe the front-runner right now considering the longterm success with the other teams near the top of the NHL standings.

Couldnt stand Tortorella 2 years ago, thought he was better last year, and things continue to get better. People have only been able to nitpick inconsiquential roster decisions for the 12th-14th forwards the last couple months. Thats the highest compliment possible for a NYC coach.
he may very well get it. and it may very well be deserved, but i was referring to a time not too long ago where people were calling for his head. the fickle nature of these boards still amuses me after all these years.

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