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Think guys like bob Mackenzie and Darren Dreger are pretty reputable. He win hockey games so curious as to why he was fired. The GM seemed to point to talking to players as reason for firing. Think Averys tweet was pretty telling since he has friends and business partners on the team. Most players are robots they give canned answers. Think it's more interesting that no one defended him.
1 year, 7 months ago on Audio: Torts on Clashing With Sather; Relationship With Hank & More
Difference is Martin and Williams didn't have blogs, YouTube, etc. If they did I'm sure the perception would be a lot different. As for knowing if players like him or not I have no idea it's just a guess. But a guess based on the articles written by bunch of reputable reporters after his dismissal that it was mostly based on players exit interviews. Also a few years ago there was a nhlpa poll that had him second behind his smug buddy Ron Wilson as coach players least likely wanted to play for.
Ok John Wayne the team must be filled with bunch of fairies then cause they despised him.
He was a douche to Sam Rosen and got in confrontation with fans. Jerry Sandusky had entire foundation. I don't think it's to much to ask to act like a civil human not some crazed bully when your performing a basic part of your job. And if up you thhink it's cool to be erk to media it seems his players thought he was a jerk also.
@IcyCup I don't doubt that he got along with vinnie he was probably best player on his Tampa teams. I'm sure he gets along with Richards and Boyle you can almost see him play favorites. But I've seen him be disrespectful to reporters male and female, his treatment of Avery, his comments of not liking Strallman even though he didn't know him. His dickie comments about numerous players on his own team. Team has talent but yet even wins are usually epic struggles leaving team gassed. There is a reason his team has only gotten out of first round three times in eleven tries.
1 year, 11 months ago on Miscommunication Inside Rangers Organization Ended Arnott Signing?
@AnnoyingJoe @IcyCup no I just hate bullies and he is classic bully
@AnnoyingJoe sorry like most fans I can only speculate I don't have inside sources like you must.
@IcyCup come on princess I didn't mean to hurt your feelings. As hard as it to believe everyone doesn't like the bully dick.
Umm Torts is a douche I'm sure that had something to do with it. He has history with Sather so I doubt there was issue with him. Surprised he agreed in first place I'm sure other players have shunned the Rangers because of tool coach.
Typical jerk off comment by Torts. Everyone else needed to get in game shape but Henrik didn't get same curve. Even if he thought it was true what dies he preach again? Oh yeah keep it in the room. When is he gonna call out his boyfriends Sully or Richie?
1 year, 11 months ago on Audio: Torts on Rangers Improved Play & Hank Losing Focus
@KevinDeLury @rangersfan Pretty sure Torts put him and left him in charge despite piss poor results.
1 year, 11 months ago on Torts Not on Hot Seat This Season
@Ty Galpin @Ty And Roger nielson did win the presidents trophy and was able to conduct himself as decent human being in the process. Let's talk after season I predict early playoff exit, putrid pp and everyone else's fault but little Johnny napoleon. And if you remember the chants of shoooot before torts wasn't he supposed to fix that? Or does he only teach shoot blocking?
1 year, 11 months ago on Tortorella Considered Benching Gaborik Last Night
@Ty Galpin Did you notice the 14-18 post season record? Two first round exits and one missed playoffs? Last season Henrik had career year and team barely got past first two rounds. Pp has sucked as well as offense for entire time he has been here.
@Ty Galpin I liked Renney but it was time for change with him. Think he had similar results with less talent IMO
@traderserge I like Keenan but where tactic might work in isolated spots it doesn't wrk over long haul. Hence why Keenan unemployed and had ton of jobs.
All this with one of the top goalies in the NHL
Rangers head coach with a New York resume that boasts a 14-18 postseason record, two first-round exits, one Conference Finals loss and one missed postseason. And that first series blowing lead to Caps was all him going after fan and toying with Avery when he was still key contributor.
Just proves Torts a douche. Gabby scored cause he is a goal scorer. Very rarely do you see other too stars on other teams being disparaged in media or benched. I know Torts is master motivator or at least he thinks he is. When players don't perform it's on player but when they do it's due to Torts.
I read this recently and couldn't agree more
@KevinDeLury @johnnyb3910 yes they were but could have easily been knocked out in the first round. They had a career year from henrik and ton of puck luck. Not saying you don't create luck with hard work but you don't always get it. Habs and flyers were in finals a few years ago also and flyers in cup finals. Habs have sucked since and flyers blew up its team.
2 years ago on The God Damn Power Play
@johnnyb3910 because torts sucks and is a total micro manager and control freak. Any success e has had here is product of Henrik. Just cause he talks tough people seem to mistake that as genius to me it's just a bully trying to deflect attention from his incompetence. Like the article states it's been three plus years of poor power play not three weeks. Look at Hitchcock with Blues as Redden playing 20 minutes a night and a rookie Tarkensco as key player for Stanley Cup contender. Redden while overpaid once he was buried was never going to get another chance and Krieder was playing nine minutes a game for three games before he was benched. Team will never take next step with Torts because if he had hisway he would have roster full of Brian Boyle types.