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One of the issues that the New York Rangers were going to have to address in the offseason was the status of vice president and general manager Glen Sather.
That became a non-issue as Sather answered questions about Tortorella's firing, announcing that he would be back for the 2013-14 season in both of his capacities.
Before he determines who is going to get the job as the next head coach, he has to identify the Rangers' biggest problem on the ice.
It's really not that difficult to see. New York averaged 2.17 goals per in 12 playoff games, a figure that ranked 10th in the postseason. During the regular season, the Rangers averaged 2.62 goals per game, ranking 15th in the league.
Tortorella appeared to have problems getting along with his players who had the most offensive talent. The Rangers traded away Marian Gaborik to the Columbus Blue Jackets this season and Tortorella benched former star Brad Richards when he slumped during the postseason.
The Rangers acquired high-scoring Rick Nash in the offseason to bolster their scoring, but Nash was held to one goal in the playoffs.
Finding a coach who can bring out the best in his offensive players would appear to be a priority for the Rangers.