He never blames his team but he just said "I have to give us a chance to win and whatever happens in front of me, I can't control. I have to be better though".
And, IMO, he still gave us a chance to win tonight, keeping it 1-0 until 12 minutes left in the third. He's human. But he gives this team a chance to win 99% of nights. The team in front of him is playing awful, awful hockey.
if you are sather or dolan, you cannot panic and fire torts in a short season with no training camp. Torts is known for his training camp because it brings the team together, what you are seeing right now is the problem without a torts training camp. You can't base the teams play of this messed up season of only 48 games that is so out of the norm. I said before if you go through a full training camp next season and about 30 games into that season then you contemplate letting Torts go. Not now when there are only 21 games left in the season, no coach could come in here and change this team in 21 games. It would take over 10 games for a new coach to get his gameplan into a team by then its too late if you aren't in the playoff picture.
Lundqvist interview sounds like a mini Torts. One word answers. I feel for him, he sounds so down after a loss, especially today!
Thats EXACTLY it and how it has been since Torts has been here. We are a dump and chase system who want to cycle the puck every chance they get. Its very low percentage hockey and it stinks. We dont even use our defensemen to play the puck like we should to create space for our forwards and force the opposition to play back. I cant stand when I see our 3 forwards in the corner fighting for the puck while our 2 Dmen sit back near the blueline twiddling their thumbs. PASS the puck back to them and let them do something.
Hey bro at least we both get to watch UFC 158! That's the only thing keeping me happy. I got Condit, and GSP.
I guess systems really do play a big role because Johnny Malkin was HORRIBLE here. I'm really never one to overreact but for the love of us Ranger fans who like watching exciting hockey, please fire torts now.