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Tortorella relieved of coaching duties

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by The Forum Heroes, May 29, 2013.

  1. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    It happened!!!! Now hopefully the rumor mill of him being fired and Mark Messier become new head coach becomes 100% true!

    The Rangers announced this afternoon that John Tortorella has been relieved of his duties as the team's head coach, four days after the Blueshirts were eliminated in five games by the Boston Bruins in the 2013 Eastern Conference Semifinals.

  2. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    Now all we need is for the Rangers to be kicked out of the league and we'll be all set! (y)
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  3. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    Bite me!
  4. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    haha one of my good friends who lives here in NoVA is from New York and is a faithful Rainja's (how he pronounces Rangers) fan. We enjoy ripping on each other about our respective teams. On several occasions, he threatened that Torts should be fired if a professional hockey team can't get past the first series in the playoffs.
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  5. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That'd be quite a lot of firings...
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  6. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    Yes, but his beloved Rainjas are perfect and should win the cup every season.
  7. Static-Xbox

    Static-Xbox Active Member

    Didn't the Coyotes already try the "quick, hire a legendary player as a coach" routine? Worked wonders for Gretzky's legacy...

    Go Stars!
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  8. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    Look at Michael Jordan as GM of the Bobcats... he's terrible. Great players don't always translate to great coaches, they require entirely different skill sets.
  9. FreshFroot

    FreshFroot Well-Known Member

    If messier coaches.. the rangers won't even make the playoffs LOL.

    it's proven.. not many elite players ever become good coaches. Gretzky failed too.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Roy fails too next season.
  10. FreshFroot

    FreshFroot Well-Known Member

    That depends... sometimes it's not the coaches fault. I've seen players play poorly and get paid millions.

    Wasn't brad richards on the rangers benched for game 3 and 4? Critical games and he earn what? 7-8 million per a year?

    Man I'd love to be benched to watch hockey and get paid millions of dollars! :)
  11. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    Yeah, honestly, I expect to see Messier as next GM rather then Head Coach, He is around the offices a lot and Sather's contract is up next year, my money is he retires rather then renews and appoints Messier as new GM. My guess is Mark being around the office so much the last 6 or so months, Sather is training him for the position.

    Players like Messier, Leech, Graves are NYR legends, there is too high of a risk with them as a head coach their name becoming tarnished due to a bad season.
  12. FreshFroot

    FreshFroot Well-Known Member

    One GM I know is failing already.. Steve Yzerman.

    Has amazing offence, but the guy cannot even create a good backend. Signs Salo and Ohlund to ridiculous contracts on the D. The goaltending has ALWAYS been a problem, which he never solved. I DON'T think Bishop is their #1 and if he is.. they made a mistake.

    I still don't get why they never went for Luongo unless the asking price was high. Add luongo to that team and another top defenceman and that team should make it to the eastern or cup finals.

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