He blasts his own team for not playing up to their skill level. Well, Torts, it's not like finding a way to motivate your players was your JOB, or anything.
How many time did he openly criticized his own team in a post game interview this year? Yet I hardly remember it actually doing anything. Einstein's definition of insanity was trying the same things and expecting different result. Yup, he be mad.
The Rangers are the anti-senators this year. Achieving so little while having so much.
I'm over this guy. With the talent on the team there's no reason to be grinding every night. It's clearly not working but he refuses to change it up, and then he bites into Sam Rosen? You don't do that to Sam Rosen. He's not Brooksie.
I think he might be overdoing it. He's had a bunch of these press conferences this year. There is no upside to having a go at a team that just beat your team. It'll only give them motivation for the future.
He's called out players quite a bit lately. He better hope the team doesn't turn on him.
Alright, as a Rangers fan this is how I see Torts.
1.) He really pisses me off with his antics and blame and unprofessional interviews. The way he snapped at Sam was a completely new low. But with that said, it is super clear to the players that losing games like they played tonight is unacceptable. And let's face it, it was an unacceptable loss. Buffalo is not an amazing team and the Rangers should have won. Period. Change the unprofessional way Tortorella worded his interview, and it's just as truthful, it just sounds more pleasant.
2.) The Rangers put win streaks together under this guy. He has had a huge part in crafting this team and you can't argue that this has been an overall succesful team since he took over behind the bench.
So in a nutshell I've learned to deal with his unprofessional crap (except a few weeks ago when I wanted him canned, but I came back to my senses) because we win under him. Sometime's they're really ugly wins, but the Rangers still win under him.
Rangers were awful that game. The Rangers are barely in the playoffs right now. It shouldnt take an amazing performance to beat them.
Tortorella takes no blame for his terrible coaching rather he blames the players then snaps at Rosen who is only doing his job. If you cant take the heat leave the kitchen. Torts is a jackass plain and simple. The NY media are going to grill him. He acts like a schoolyard bully. Big deal he won a cup.
What success? The NYR have more talent then most and are barely a playoff team if the season ended now. I actually hope they keep the clown.
It's just unnecessary and unprofessional. He's not even putting himself out there to distract how bad the team is doing, he's calling them out at the same time and trying to deflect himself from being blamed and putting it on them.