Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 5/6/12
You knew it was eventually going to happen. Chris Kreider was going to make a rookie mistake and it was going to cost the Rangers. And that time was yesterday during the first period...


To watch on YouTube, click here.

Way to bail the kid out Hank. Sorry I had to.

So how did John Tortorella react to the miscue? Did he give his young impressionable rookie a quick talking to, then a reassuring pat on the back, followed by sending him back out on his regular shift? Of course not, instead he drastically reduced his ice time (7:34 total), including just 31 seconds in the third period, which will likely have Kreider playing scared tomorrow night in lieu of the carefree style that has made him so affective.

Two game winning goals in just nine NHL games and Torts has him stapled to the bench in the third period (Shaking head). It's not like the Rangers could have used his offense.

Not really sure why Torts is trying to teach lessons in May. When you have young players being leaned on heavily to produce in the playoffs, he has to realize these things are going to happen. He needs to take the good with the bad. Not sure how playing a man down for three overtimes or benching one the the team's best offensive players in a tie game helps the Rangers win this series.

I have stated on this blog that Torts deserves the Jack Adams Trophy. And he does. But his performance during the playoffs has been spotty at best.

Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Washington State WR Tavares Martin suspended for breaking team rule

Enes Kanter receives warm welcome in return to OKC

Michigan State RB LJ Scott arrested for the seventh time

Aaron Rodgers undergoes surgery to repair broken collarbone

Groundbreaking for Raiders' new Las Vegas stadium set for next month

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Redskins' Jay Gruden throws tremendous praise Carson Wentz's way

Tigers to hire Ron Gardenhire as manager

Former Cowboys exec: Dak Prescott won't ever be as good as Carson Wentz

Jameis Winston will be full participant in Friday's practice

Tennessee grocery store calls for Butch Jones' firing with amazing cake

Giants owner: McAdoo was not pressured to give up play-calling

The 'Some call me the Rocket, some people call me Maurice' quiz

Kyrie Irving must lead Celtics through a disaster in search for happiness

Jacoby Brissett: The forgotten up-and-comer

NFL Week 7 Predictions

The 'Can I have a quick sword with you?' quiz

College football 2017 Week 8 predictions

NFL Referee Hotline Bling: Austin Seferian-Jenkins drops a call

Blackhawks get extra depth on defense with newbies Rutta and Forsling

The 'Old faces in new places' quiz

Nikola Jokic: A throwback superstar for the modern era

25 questions heading into the 2017-18 NBA season

The 'Sure do hope you have a backup plan in place' quiz

Rangers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

The 'Some call me the Rocket, some people call me Maurice' quiz

Kyrie Irving must lead Celtics through a disaster in search for happiness

Jacoby Brissett: The forgotten up-and-comer

NFL Week 7 Predictions

College football 2017 Week 8 predictions

The 'Can I have a quick sword with you?' quiz

NFL Referee Hotline Bling: Austin Seferian-Jenkins drops a call

Blackhawks get extra depth on defense with Rutta and Forsling

The 'Old faces in new places' quiz

25 questions heading into the 2017-18 NBA season

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker