Torts Answers Your Questions

tortsOn Tuesday I posted that John Tortorella was taking questions on Twitter and Facebook, today newyorkrangers.com has Torts’ answers to those questions including this one about his penchant to change lines during the game…

“To me it’s my gut, I go with my gut, and it’s also perception of how guys are playing. I could sit here for five hours and talk about situations and why you change lines, there are so many things that come into play. My whole situation, in general, is I watch early and get a gut feel as far as which guys are going and which lines are going. You want to keep some continuity, but if you are stale or things are not working well, I am certainly not one to sit there and let it play out. We try to give them some time to work through things, but if you feel as a coach in your gut that it isn’t working then you make some changes. Every coach in this league changes their lines, but I think every coach changes their lines to try and make their team better in that particular game. It’s not just to change the lines, there’s always a reason why. And I certainly won’t change lines when things are going well. I think that’s when you lose your players. I know our guys know when I change the lines there is a good reason for it.”

…while I appreciate the Rangers and Torts giving the fans the opportunity to ask questions, all of the questions posted by the Rangers were complete softballs. Where are the tough questions about who’s going to sit once Feds and EC comes back and how’s he plans on fixing the power play?

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Torts Answers Your Questions

tortsOn Tuesday I posted that John Tortorella was taking questions on Twitter and Facebook, today newyorkrangers.com has Torts’ answers to those questions including this one about his penchant to change lines during the game…

“To me it’s my gut, I go with my gut, and it’s also perception of how guys are playing. I could sit here for five hours and talk about situations and why you change lines, there are so many things that come into play. My whole situation, in general, is I watch early and get a gut feel as far as which guys are going and which lines are going. You want to keep some continuity, but if you are stale or things are not working well, I am certainly not one to sit there and let it play out. We try to give them some time to work through things, but if you feel as a coach in your gut that it isn’t working then you make some changes. Every coach in this league changes their lines, but I think every coach changes their lines to try and make their team better in that particular game. It’s not just to change the lines, there’s always a reason why. And I certainly won’t change lines when things are going well. I think that’s when you lose your players. I know our guys know when I change the lines there is a good reason for it.”

…while I appreciate the Rangers and Torts giving the fans the opportunity to ask questions, all of the questions posted by the Rangers were complete softballs. Where are the tough questions about who’s going to sit once Feds and EC comes back and how’s he plans on fixing the power play?

Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

Kevin

About Kevin

If you have any questions e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

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