New York Rangers: Tortorella May Be Solution

Kevin PapaCorrespondent IFebruary 25, 2009

Was I dreaming or did Wade Redden really score a power play goal?

Shows what the right coaching change can do for players who certainly don't try their hardest every game. John "Torts" Tortorella, the new head coach of the New York Rangers, already shows how he can tweak a team to turn from a frustrating heap of confusion to a checking, mostly balanced team.

There still isn't too much scoring by the Rangers, but their defense looks a lot better and they're fore-checking is incredible when compared to previous games.

These next few games will be the real test for John Tortorella, who has greatly improved this troubled team, however they are also playing against the Toronto Maple Leafs, who are of no threat to anyone.

If they can continue to win games and possibly get a streak game going, it will prove he is the right man for the job.

I really believe Sather should still be fired though. Instead of signing a new coach who has no connection to this team to a one-year deal to see how he handles things, he blindly signs him to multiple years.

Tortorella's first game as coach proved to be fruitful, yet amidst the outstanding hustling and smart defensive play, one major problem lurked underneath: they cannot find the back of the net.

We will all know when Torts has succeeded as the coach, which will be when the New York Rangers start scoring regularly and consistently.

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