Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rangers Unacceptable Performance Has Tortorella Admit "We Sucked" (W/ Video)

New York Rangers coach John Tortorella is not typically one to mince his words and he certainly did not last night when he opened his post-game remarks with two simple words, “We sucked.”
Recently in each loss the Rangers have suffered Tortorella has taken the upbeat approach choosing to focus more on the things that the team did well and how they were close, but just not getting there.  On this night there was nothing to cling to.  Sure the Rangers gave up some fluke goals off deflections and bad bounces, but that was not the difference in the game. The effort, if you can call it that, was one of the worst of the season for a club that has prided itself on playing hard every night regardless of the results.  Losing is one thing and while disappointing it can be stomached if the effort is there.  Last night was something completely different and with only 13 games remaining on the schedule it must be corrected immediately.  It was not just one player, it was an epidemic problem last night.
"We had some passengers and some guys testing the water,” Tortorella said. “We haven't played that way too often and we'll bounce back, but it's a tough way to play at this time of year."
This team simply is not talented enough to put in the effort they did against Anaheim and beat anyone in this league.  They have a style they must play and with a level of energy and effort they must play at to beat people and when it does not produce they will get blown out by anyone.  

Here is my full recap of last night's action. 

Full Video of Tortorella following the game: