New York Rangers coach John Tortorella was fired Wednesday.
Whether you like the guy or not, and if you're a member of the media you probably don't, the question remains: Was John Tortorella the New York Rangers' real problem?
After a swift exit from this year's playoffs at the hand of the Boston Bruins, in a series the Rangers showed little fight in, the organization decided to make what could be the first of many drastic moves this offseason.
In addition to Torts' exit, there are plenty of rumors about Rangers center Brad Richards' future with the organization. There is also anxiety building over goaltender Henrik Lundqvist's hesitation to answer questions about a possible contract extension this Summer.
In the video above, B/R NHL Analyst Ryan O'Leary and I debate whether Torts was to blame for all of the Rangers' woes.
What is your opinion? Are the Rangers' problems solved now that John Tortorella is gone or is this just simply the wrong solution to the team's problems?