Lets be real here. We have a struggling team. Does the head coach say hey, lets bring some of these guys up and see what they have to offer. No he does not. Instead he plays the worst defenseman in the league for twenty plus minutes every game. Michal Rozsival would be lucky if he was even allowed to warm the bench for the other players if he was on another team. Here he is playing 20 plus minutes a game. Destroyed countless power play chances with his awful puck handling and fanning on shots and passes when the puck is not even moving, just sitting there in front of his feet. But yet, his still is placed on the PP. Is it just me, or are we going backwards here?
A head coach that has to be questioned on everything he does is not a head coach. Not even an assistant head coach for that matter. Not one thing he has done made any sense. He benched Redden for a few games. Did he allow Ilkka Heikkinen to even play. He had no intensions on allowing this kid to prove him self. After the first game Redden was like yeah I need to sit out , I understand. He already knew nothing was gonna come of his benching. The kid was not even allowed to show what he can do. Not allowed to be or become a game changer, a play maker, a goal scorer. Not even allowed to say hey here is am and yes I can make a difference and help this team win. As a coach it is your job to teach these young kids to become good if not great players. So is it that, Tortorella just does not have what it takes to do this, or is it that he just does not want to. Either way it is his job and either way if that is the case, then we need to get rid of him and get someone that will. Why spend millions on new free agents when you can already have a star justing in the wing, waiting to be given the chance. With Tortorella we will never know, that is for sure.
They had this big pre-season practices where both Hartford and the Rangers were going to be able to show their stuff, and “if they are good enough they will play. If the are not they will not play.” “ I don’t care who they are they will sit while the best players will indeed play” John Tortorella’s words this summer.
So I guess what he is telling us is that there was no one better then 39 year old Donald Brashear, 36 year Chris Drury? No one better then Wade Redden and Michal Rozsivsal? No one better then Dan Girardi or Brain Boyle? Is that what we are to believe? There is no one better anywhere in the Rangers system then the players on the ice? Well I don’t believe that and either should you!