Wow... uh ok. Not a fan of the move. Should have had until at least middle of next season. But whatever. This team's management continues to be a joke... interesting to see who they pick to replace him; not holding my breath for an upgrade.
But on the bright side, I guess now all those offensively talented players on NYR's roster will just explode next season with Torts gone, right?
I'm surprised, but happy that this happened now, as opposed to midway through next season if things went even more to hell.
An entire off-season to re-tool behind the bench, and go into trading camp and the season with a plan for where to take this team.
I'm hoping Sullivan sticks around and purely focuses on our defenseman. Seems he's done a good job grooming them, he should continue. Now we can get a PP coach, and a head coach who can put a product on the ice that plays better to the personnel we have. Wouldn't mind seeing Boucher here, he did good things in TB, he just didn't have the players to go further. But Eakins would be even better for us I'd imagine. A fresh start feels good, as long as we're a competitive team come playoffs.
I'm stunned. Heard it on the FAN. Thought that the Gaborik trade was a sure sign that he wasn't going anywhere.
I'm not upset with him being fired. I might be upset depending on who his replacement is. Please no AV.
Brassard and Moore weren't exactly what we;d have called "Torts guys" especially not Brassard. Bringing in Clowe I could see linking that to torts. My honest opinion is that Gabs sucked and was getting old and they jumped on a great deal. Clowe they went for a big name and it was a bad trade imo.
Not surprised though. Torts just did nothing that we could tangibly see to improve the offense or PP. Unacceptable level of failure on over half the ice including the N zone. This isn't the NFL where a bad QB can annihilate an offense there are too many forwards and too many offensively capable players. Too much PP failure. Anyway I'm getting repetitive.