Wait, it's not on the coach when you're whole team is routinely coming out lifeless and flat? They've either tuned him out and have a bad attitude/don't want to play or he is incapable of motivating his team. Either way, usually it's a poor reflection on the coach when the whole team plays like dejected losers from the opening horn to the closing buzzer. Not, by ANY stretch of the imagination, suggesting it's ALL on Torts, but it seems ridiculous to say he's not guilty as well.
I agree with you. Torts is a motivator and the team wasn't motivated. But, I think if this was Boston executing the exact same game plan Torts used in this game, the results probably would have been different. The game plan wasn't inherently the problem this game.
Hard to cheer for this team with this guy as captain. Yup. Tonight was disgraceful. For such an honest and hardworking player, he sure went down quite easily and embellished maybe 5 or 6 times.
I believe in Callahan. My remark was about tonight's game. There is just this weird funk this team is in.
What happened tonight should not happen again. But I know it will, it's the same stuff. How could a team be that uninvolved?
The energy level across the whole team was horrible tonight. Not really any positives you can take out of it.
The 4th line was ok, but they won't win you many games and there aren't enough guys who can PK on it.
Richards and Kreider seem to have a bit of chemistry and need to be kept together. the top line generated a few chances and Hags used his speed well. JT and callahan were both dreadful, hate seeing Cally embellish like that.
The D was all round dreadful for pretty much the whole night. McD had a great chance to redeem himself, but Bishops save was awesome.
Hank was good, I reckon he'd want the 2nd one back (haven't seen a replay though so I could be wrong), but made some great saves.
With how streaky (it's a nice way of saying below average) this team has been, it's a season where normally you try for a mini re-build to come out firing next year. I have a feeling though, that without us having a 1st they won't want to do that and so will make a few desperation moves to scrape us into the playoffs
Looks like Miller is yet another one of Gordie Clark's big-time early round busts. Sanguinetti over Giroux, DeZotto over Carlson, McIlrath over Tarasenko. Frankly, I don't trust anyone the Rangers have in the system.