The Remaining Non "Torts Guys" and How long They Have Left With the Team
The non Torts guy Ranger is a dying breed that is being systematically weeded out. With the departure of Gaborik, the biggest, but most talented non Torts guy, the rest must see the writing on the wall.
So who are these remaining players and how long do they have left on the team? Richards and Gilroy are my non Torts guy picks. Richards will be bought out this summer most likely. Gilroy can be waived at any moment or just clear waivers and play in the AHL until his contract's up. If he's even still up with the big club.
Gilroy is a no brainer. It looks more & more like Krieder isn't a Torts guy either. The jury is still out on that. Krieder get's his shot next season to prove himself from the first day of the off season & training camp.
I think I remember Torts criticizing Mac but I think it's still way too early to tell whether he's a Torts guy or not. I'm really expecting him to be. We all know he's a great fighter and is fearless. He probably throws the body around well too then. I think if anything gets Mac in trouble with Torts it will be his growing pains actually playing D at the NHL level.
torts just didn't have enough torts guys before to work his 'system'. now he does. return to business as usual. kreider is obviously on his list, but we'll see where it goes from here... i suspect we've seen the last of him for the season.
I'm gonna go with Zuccarello he's not North American and a skilled forward player. He hates Euros and Russians intentionally or unintentionally, Unless they played for him in T.B in which case he has a bizarre affection for you.