Rangers Are No Better with John Tortorella

Posted: 16th December 2009 by Leslie Monteiro in NHL
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When the Rangers hired John Tortorella in February, Tortorella promised his team was going to take off under his forechecking system. They sputtered offensively in the first few weeks of his tenure, but they were good enough to make the playoffs after playing well in the final weeks of the season. They almost upset the Capitals in the playoffs until the head coach lacked self-control in Game 5 by going after the fans in the stands. The league suspended Tortorella for Game 6, and the coach's behavior provided a spark for the Caps to win the last two games of the series that helped them advanced to the next round. The Rangers believed a training camp would get the players to adapt to Tortorella's style of play, but that hasn't been the case. They started off well in October, but since then, ...

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