SKYO wrote:Torts style of play worked initially but it took a beating on our star players asap, and with a lack of talent after all the injuries, our working class of players faired even worse offensively, kind of a double whammy.
Star players overworked, playing a more robust style plus more blocked shots = numerous injuries to the star players, and with our stars fallen, the gritty players trying to score and play torts systems is a recipe for disaster add in a rookie goalie and we are out of the playoffs.
No source, but it just seems the players don't like Torts lol, if it's the Aquabros fault for the hiring, they should pony up the dough to let him go, and try not to meddle into the GM's 'process' ever again.
Comets Corner: What style of hockey should Utica Comets fans expect to see played at The AUD?
Travis Green: As a coach, I would like to have a team that plays at a high tempo and is a puck possession team. I want to have a team that uses its speed in all three zones and wants to make plays with the puck, but makes very good decisions. I don’t want to be a defensive style team that is content in winning hockey games 1-0 or 2-1. I expect my players to want to create offense, but in saying that, they will be just as willing to commit to the defensive side of the game. In any league, if you are not committed to defending, it is hard to win. Again using speed and strong decisions in this area is crucial. I expect our team to have a very high compete level and one that is extremely well conditioned to play this style for a full 60 minutes.
I think the more likely scenario is that Torts’ head rolls. Management will blame itself, but Torts and his staff will pay the price. My gut tells me Gillis and co will get a second chance. Teaching an old dog new tricks can be done, but it's often easier just to get a new dog.
Zamboni Driver wrote:IIRC his contract is for $2 mil per for another 3 years, so I doubt Aquaman wants to pull the plug after just 1
Hockey Widow wrote:If rumours are true that they may want to sell it is doubtful they fire anyone and saddle new ownership with contracts on the books like that.
rats19 wrote:I like burrows