What really grinds my gears is the lack of that "next gear" from our top guys you'd expect in these situations. Callahan, Stepan, Richards, Nash have showed No passion that so many other teams top players show in the playoffs. I have to believe deep inside they are discouraged and dishearten by the lack of a pro offensive system by these excuse of a coach. They've seen it fail all season long, why should it magically click now?
Coaches adjust to the talent on their roster. The roster just isn't that good offensively. I think if Tortorella thought he could play the Tampa Bay system with this team, he would.
Still doesn't explain why he had the forwards down below the dots in the D zone when you have an elite goalie...coaches talk about making the other team go 200 ft to play offense...Torts does it to his own team.