I honestly am getting really sick of Torts and the system . I actually liked him for some time, but he has really lost me. I can't stand when people say "well it's the players, they are not playing hard enough!"
Well, they are doing what they are told by Torts. They are playing this unsustainable system that is not working . Look at the PK for example; they drop down and try and block shots with no one pressuring the point At All! It just allows teams to shoot at will, and actually put pressure on. Oh, And they actually shoot the puck, unlike this team.
Also, how many times can you dump and then Not chase before you realize it isn't working. I have seen them basically give up on the forecheck after 5 or ten minutes almost every game for the last month. They are probably beat down by being puck magnets and cannot take the abuse any more. Maybe the guys are sick of this system that leaves them spent come playoffs. I hate to say it, but this team needs better coaching and a system more suited to longevity.
Comforting always to know that through thick and thin, we the fans always have our team's back and believe in them.
Vinny was right.
I'm not gonna rag on them but it's hard to believe in this team right now. They have yet to outplay this team even in the games they won, lost twice in overtime, been shut out now for like 5 periods straight, Ottawa simply just looks better.