Hockey Widow wrote:Wonder if the Dude is watching?
Topper wrote:What I find most appalling about the media fuelled blood lust for Torts and/or Gillis is the cherry picking of quotes. Everyone of them takes the Gillis lines about a change in style as the one that occurred with the hiring of Tortorella, not the changes in style that occurred at various points throughout the season. That would take some homework to digest, hence they ignore it. Even though Tororella admitted that it was changes throughout the season, answering to injuries and call ups ...... Again, the talking heads ignored it.
I listened to both the Gillis and Tortorella interviews and found them very compatible. Henrik and Daniel have said the same things in the past week and a half in less publicized interviews. All acknowledged that the team got away from the aggressive style they had set out to play at the start of the season. A style they played very well in December after taking much of October and November to learn it. Torts fell on his sword for not returning to that style of play sooner.
The issue of injuries and call ups necessitating a more defensive style speaks to a disconnect between Vancouver and Utica and I have no idea if that exists. Recall that management was adamant that Vancouver and Manitoba played a similar style, they lost some of that control with the Wolves and I wonder if it is not fully there with the Comets?
Topper wrote:Anyways, if PJ Stock and Glen Healy say Tortorella and or Gillis have to go, I know who's side I want to be on.