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#1 ZeroGravityFat

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:42 PM

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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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:44 PM

No way they would do this in the middle of a second round series in the playoffs
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:46 PM

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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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:46 PM

They are done. A coach shake up is the only way they win a game.
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:57 PM

I hope he never gets fired.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:01 PM

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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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:09 PM

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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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:13 PM

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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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:13 PM

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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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:17 PM

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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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:23 PM

guys an ass anyway.. once he gets canned gota wonder where he'll end up
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:25 PM

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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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:35 PM

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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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:38 PM

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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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:45 PM

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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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:48 PM

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

 

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:49 PM

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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Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:01 PM

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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Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:06 PM

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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Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:17 PM

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