Unless this team goes 0-20 to end the season or something crazy like that, Torts ain't going nowhere. And Lindy Ruff? Really? The guy didn't do jack **** in Buffalo. You people are ****ing ridiculous. It's like you've never seen this team struggle before.
I dont see how anyone can defend this coach based on one great season where Hank played out of his ass.
when a player is apparently hurt: you do not boo. you do not cheer. you do not taunt them. no excuse. completely classless move by their fan-base. no respect at all. absolutely ****ing despicable.
also: this is a bad hockey team. buffalo was bad. winnipeg is bad. we're bad. we have no apparent strategy. we chase pucks and decide what to do after we get them. there's no identity. no concept. just play as it goes. zero flow to our game. last season our identity was blocking shots and controlling physicality-- grinding wins out defensively.
this season, we've got miller, nash, and del zotto stickhandling into the other team's feet. people skating the puck halfway in and dumping it with no pressure. people passing directly into defensemen's feet, screening our own goalie, no crease clearing, random callahan deflections, no puck control. this team shows complete lack of a system. that's on the coaching staff. tort's job is on the line. he'd better figure something out or he's gone this spring.
No Ruff at all cost the game has passed him by.. Torts sucks and needs to go but he is far better for us then Ruff. Is there a single line that makes you feel like that can score at any time on this team?
Maybe so, the game may have passed Ruff by, but I at least think he knows when to LET THE PLAYERS PLAY. Torts has turned this into a mess.
Bottom 6 are seeing too much ice time early in the game. God I think Torts cycled all 4 lines for the first 30 minutes of the game, that's what it seemed like. Get the goal scorers on the ice and get a fu**ing lead