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From the banter page on Facebook:

Torts just walked out of a meeting with Sather and management and left MSG.

If true, sad news for us. He was ruining the rags just great.

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Onddeck    70

No way they would do this in the middle of a second round series in the playoffs

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DJ Eco    201

From the banter page on Facebook:

Torts just walked out of a meeting with Sather and management and left MSG.

If true, sad news for us. He was ruining the rags just great.

 

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Daniel    374

Don't see anything on the Rangers message board.  Might have something to do with the Richards benching.  This does not seem like the way you go about firing a coach, no matter what you might think of Sather.

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sundstrom    256

facebook banter page?! c'mon zgf - i don't think torts could sh!t on sather's desk and get fired in the middle of the playoffs.

 

is he gone when they lose to boston? quite possibly but certainly not before.

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NJDevs4978    219

Even Lou isn't enough of a micromanager to actually do it during the playoffs, although Lemaire was basically put on notice after the jelly throwing incident lol

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Crazy things sometimes happen...but not THIS crazy.  No way Torts is canned (though he could be by tomorrow morning if the Rangers get swept tonight).  It would be funny if he did get fired and Sather said "The man took a sh!t on my desk.  I had no choice."  Thanks sundstrom for a both funny AND most disturbing image...

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roomtemp    71

I will say one thing Tortorella's coaching did help them over achieve last year into the #1 seed. It showed that they weren't that good a team going 7 twice on an ehh Sens team and a Capitals team that played not to lose in that series.

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2ELIAS6    85

guys an ass anyway.. once he gets canned gota wonder where he'll end up

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Daniel    374

Crazy things sometimes happen...but not THIS crazy.  No way Torts is canned (though he could be by tomorrow morning if the Rangers get swept tonight).  It would be funny if he did get fired and Sather said "The man took a sh!t on my desk.  I had no choice."  Thanks sundstrom for a both funny AND most disturbing image...

 

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Devil Dan 56    370

He also could have walked out after the meeting to get lunch....

 

 

I think it's proven that his system is not working for this team that was ahem... "Built for the playoffs". Barely squeaking by Ottawa and Washington twice doesn't say much, especially with how the Devils and Boston used depth to really take it to them.

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roomtemp    71

He also could have walked out after the meeting to get lunch....

 

 

I think it's proven that his system is not working for this team that was ahem... "Built for the playoffs". Barely squeaking by Ottawa and Washington twice doesn't say much, especially with how the Devils and Boston used depth to really take it to them.

Same way the Devils those years where they rode Brodeur to a #2 seed were bounced early. Because when you rely too much on your goalie and play 110 percent in the regular season to win you have no where else to go in the playoffs when everyone else steps up their game

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guys an ass anyway.. once he gets canned gota wonder where he'll end up

 

He's taken one team to a Cup win and another to a Conference Final.  He'll definitely get another job.  Though he seems like a guy whose act wears thin, he's had fairly long tenures as a head coach.

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Jerzey    201

guys an ass anyway.. once he gets canned gota wonder where he'll end up

 

Vancouver?

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Devil Dan 56    370

He's taken one team to a Cup win and another to a Conference Final.  He'll definitely get another job.  Though he seems like a guy whose act wears thin, he's had fairly long tenures as a head coach.

 

I feel the same way. He's like a Mike Keenan. It works for a while, and then the players just learn to tune out the yelling and jumping and screaming. He's the kind of guy who might as well be fired if he wins the cup, because he won't be bringing a second. Obviously though, if you run a team and you think he could put you over to being a cup team, you take the risk.

 

I said in another thread and I'll say it here, I'm worried the Rangers would get Lindy Ruff. If you look at what he did with Buffalo in the late 90's and again in that 2006-2007 range, he had hard working teams with strong goaltending. I worry what he could do with a few tweaks to the Rags.

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NJDevs4978    219

I feel the same way. He's like a Mike Keenan. It works for a while, and then the players just learn to tune out the yelling and jumping and screaming. He's the kind of guy who might as well be fired if he wins the cup, because he won't be bringing a second. Obviously though, if you run a team and you think he could put you over to being a cup team, you take the risk.

 

I said in another thread and I'll say it here, I'm worried the Rangers would get Lindy Ruff. If you look at what he did with Buffalo in the late 90's and again in that 2006-2007 range, he had hard working teams with strong goaltending. I worry what he could do with a few tweaks to the Rags.

 

I think Lindy Ruff with the Rangers would be a total mismatch of personalities (say, Rudy Tomjonavich to the Lakers).  Lindy's spent most of his life playing and coaching one small-market team, I can't see him going to a big market with all the media in the world and being successful.  I'm more worried about him going to Minnesota than NY really lol.

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I feel the same way. He's like a Mike Keenan. It works for a while, and then the players just learn to tune out the yelling and jumping and screaming. He's the kind of guy who might as well be fired if he wins the cup, because he won't be bringing a second. Obviously though, if you run a team and you think he could put you over to being a cup team, you take the risk.

 

I said in another thread and I'll say it here, I'm worried the Rangers would get Lindy Ruff. If you look at what he did with Buffalo in the late 90's and again in that 2006-2007 range, he had hard working teams with strong goaltending. I worry what he could do with a few tweaks to the Rags.

 

Torts gets probably at least one more head coaching gig, maybe two.  He's an easy guy to dislike if he's not your team's coach, but the guy does get some results...like you say, enough that a team that thinks it's missing something might think he's the answer.

 

4978:  Ruff has played for the Rangers, so MSG isn't entirely unfamiliar territory to him.  I wouldn't rule it out.

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MadDog2020    1,926

Homer Joe is on with Francesa, pretty much just making excuses for Richards.

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SargentD    31

As far as flying off the handle goes, I think Torts has been kind of tame behind the bench throughout this year's playoffs

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Devil Dan 56    370

I think Lindy Ruff with the Rangers would be a total mismatch of personalities (say, Rudy Tomjonavich to the Lakers).  Lindy's spent most of his life playing and coaching one small-market team, I can't see him going to a big market with all the media in the world and being successful.  I'm more worried about him going to Minnesota than NY really lol.

 

The media may be an issue, and it may not. But that team fits Ruff very well. We can always hope that Dolan has a say, and gives Torts some Isiah Thomas-like chances to bury himself.

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Devilsfan118    759

He'll be fired once the sweet is complete, I'll bet.  Not mid-series though.

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MantaRay    59

I know it's sacrilege, but as a hockey person I actually like Torts as a coach.

 

I think Torts has done a very good job in his tenure with the Rags.   Sather killed the team early the year, with the Nash deal, trading Rupp, not signing Prust.  Sather redeemed some with the Gaborik deal, but Tort's doesn't have a lot of talent or depth, but they are in second round (for now).

 

Richards is done in New York, and they will be a better team with Torts at the helm.

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Let's see if torts gets to speak after the loss or if sather steps in Lol. Rags mailed this in so bad the bruins can't believe they get half the plays they do. They hesitate thinking a rag will get there but no interest from the blue sh!ts

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