Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 7/19/13
In a piece over at the Toronto Sun, Arron Asham tells Kevin Hirschfield that he expects a looser environment in the Rangers locker room this season because of the departure of John Tortorella... "He's very intense and he wants to get the most out of his players," said Asham. "He does a decent job of doing that, but when you're in the same spot for a certain amount of years and you have the same players, the guys seem to get fed up with all the screaming and stuff. "Having a new face coming in and having a little more fun will be good. It was pretty intense in the dressing room, guys were a little uptight, but now we have a new guy and we can start laughing and having some fun." ...surprised it took this long for a player to publicly throw Torts under the bus, but Asham really isn't telling us anything we didn't already suspect. As Sather said, a demanding coach such as Torts has a shelf life, so when things aren't going according to plan the yelling and screaming can ...
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