...man, Torts really hammered Hagelin in this interview. Not sure saying a young player "stinks on the power play" is such a good way to continue developing him. What happened to Torts "leaving it in the room"? Hope he had a conversation with Hags afterward about his comments.
...as far as Hagelin getting on the power, he may stink, but so does everyone else, so why not?
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Remember the game when Brassard, Moore and Clowe joined the Rangers and they scored 3 goals on the PP? Yeah...that was before they learned the system...
I'd figure Ranger fans, of all people, would realize that Torts isn't "calling out" Hagelin or trying to ruin his confidence or any of that. You'd think we'd be a little used to Torts by now. He says what's on his mind, and I'm pretty sure someone asked a direct question as to why Hagelin isn't on the PP. So Torts answered. I honestly believe he doesn't think he's putting Hagelin down or anything, and I'm pretty sure Hags isn't taking this personally. I don't think his feelings are hurt. It's fairly obvious all those guys would run through a wall for him. We're hockey fans, they're hockey players...we're a little tougher than this, aren't we?
Definitely funny to hear him say a guy who doesn't play on the power play stinks. Wonder what he thinks of the guys who do?
Hard to hear those comments directed at a guy who brings hustle and heart to every game. What possible benefit could there be in doing this? Torts and Sullivan have 'orchestrated' this pathetic outfit for years now. Maybe time to look in the mirror before throwing one of your own under the bus. Disappointing to see a coach do this in the middle of a series. Love to see Hags pop in a couple today; of course Torts will take credit for lighting a fire.
a real dick move. not gonna help this team at all. especially since most of the roster sucks on the power play. My favorite whipping boy MDZ sucks big time on PP (and most even strength moments) but he doesn't get called out and he doesn't get benched. figure that one out. Tots has always been an asshole. If he wins he can stay. A big if....but man is he a tool.
How can you single out one player as "stinks" on the PP? The PP has been a disaster all season from coaching to other players who been on the unit.
Out of all players he picks on the guy who is second in points in these playoffs behind Brassard. That really gives the guy confidence
Typical Tortorella! Always throwing a player under the bus, doesn't he ever look in the mirror and blame the guy looking back? His PP sucks not necessarily the players. I don't care what the Rangers wind up doing this year win or lose this fucking clown needs to go!
he is such a jerk when it comes to throwing his players under the bus- their whole power play sucks - maybe he should accept some responsibility for that.
"he's too quick" - that makes sense because Torts' PP philosophy includes not moving at all, so i can see where Hags doesn't fit in.
I read that & thought it was funny. Torts doesn't say anything to the media that's not calculated plus Hags seems like a happy go lucky kid so I wouldn't worry about it. BTW just read Pat Leonard's profile on Torts & he should have titled it I Pat Leonard hate Torterells"...LOL. Geez what a disgrace. There are plenty of pieces on Torts from his HS days which paint him in a better light. I read one the other day. Plenty of quotes from Jay Feaster who says a lot of Torts media stuff is calculated. Leonard was just looking to make Torts look bad. Leonard constantly quotes Torts out of context then people wonder why he has a contentious relationship w-the media!!!!
I would be all for that except they have Nash so high up on the1/2 boards he can't do anything from there. That's we're u put a passer not s shooter. Nash is not a passer like Brassard. Nash should be in front of the net where he could use his big body or get a garbage like goal. The whole design of the Ranger PP is out of whack.
@GraigGiuliani ha thats funny.
I was at that game & the 3-goals were more a function of the Pens playing the back end of 2-games in 2-nights & Fleury being awful.
I know as I was thinking THEY ALL STINK ON THE PP!!!! accept Brasard who he doesn'tgive enuffpp time.
Agreed Torts doesn't say anything to the media w-out a reason. It's also right out of the coaches handbook rip a player publicly who can handle it to send a message to others.