Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger
Whats up with my Rangers?
Tortorella is an ass in my mind...he is ruining these young guys like Staal, Girardi, Dubinsky, and Anisimov with his effing head games. How long before he turns his wrath against his favorites (Callahan, Avery, DelZotto) and messes with their heads too. To much young talent on this team to have a guy like that...he has potential to ruin careers. I know Renney's brand of hockey wasn't the most exciting, but the Rangers don't need a team to put assess in the seats like other markets...Renney was developing these kids and we should have never have gotten rid of him...said it all along, now look. Torts comes to bring more offense to an offesively challenged team, and now they wonder why there's no scoring...
Really the problem lies with Sather spending top defensemen money on Redden and Rozival who have been useless, we have no sizeable toughness (our big guys Boyle, Anisimov, Rozival, Staal are not physical, and our most physical guys are small - Avery, Callahan, Dubinsky and Brashear can't find cause of hand issues and old age issues). We need a cleanout here...otherwise it'll be a cycle of win 2, lose 6.
I don't see a whole lot of Rangers games -- only when they're on Versus, or when they play the Wild -- but what I've seen as being a real problem has been in their own end. There's been some really, really inconsistent defensive play, with lots of turnovers and breakdowns, and even times when it appeared the D didn't really know what was going on or who should be where. Of course, their lack of scoring certainly doesn't help in the least.
(As a related aside, isn't it ironic that Gabby left Minnesota for a team with higher scoring?)