So this is what the team is like when Lundqvist isnt on top of his game
Pretty much. But this is the typical start of a season for Lundy. Watch him. He's moving a lot. Fighting the puck. Give him 5-6 games and he will start to settle down. His movements will become less and smoother.... its like this every year.
It was effective over 82 games. With teams gunning from the start, if he doesn't open it up, blocking shots for 60 minutes a game will fail.
Seriously, as a hockey fan I'm just commenting on what I see. The Rangers lineup is too good to see this type of display.
And it was effective in the playoffs. Also, what you're saying doesn't make sense. If something is effective over 82 games (and eventually over 100 w/ playoffs) then that should prove it will certainly be effective over 48 games.
On top of that, Torts has brought this team from a borderline playoff team to a top contender. He has won a cup and is one of the most successful coaches in US history.
Sorry if i disagree with you, but I'm sure i've watched the rangers a lot more than you have (i was a season ticket holder until this year) and i've seen torts system at work versus multiple other coaches in rangers past.
What you are watching isn't what the rangers will be. Torts is the kind of coach that needs time to get players to learn his system fully. With no pre-season or really training camp, the rangers are hurt more than most teams. I have full confidence, come playoff time, this team will be ready.