Tortorella's job is on the line tonight. Sorry, but if you can't reel in your star players (and Richards was a "star player" a couple years ago, the big UFA signing splash of the summer, not unlike the Nash signing last summer, and Gaborik), then you're a terrible coach.
Tortorella's shining star on this Rangers team is Callahan and McDonaugh. That's all he's done, those are the only players he's had a positive impact on, the only guys who've truly bought in. Torts is out of a job if they lose tonight, he's mishandled this team for several years now. It says something when truly quality players, top of the league players, like Richards and Gaborik, and Nash right now, are all magically underperforming under this hack of a coach.
Enough years and player turnover has happened that Sather has to wonder whether it's the players or the coach/system.