Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 11/1/14
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There are times when John Tortorella can be short or cute with the media, especially after a game, but the day after a game is usually when he's at his best with them. Here is a perfect example... ...good stuff from Torts. You really get the sense that he's doing all he can to try and turn this around. You can criticize the guy for a lot of things, but the man cares about this organization. Here's his best lines as he revisits his comment that Miller & Kreider could take people's jobs and some guys are playing scared... "I don't want to turn this into criticizing of the players when we lose. That's not what I'm trying to do. Maybe scared was the wrong word. Or maybe it was the right word. You can say it 10 different ways. I just don't want us to test the waters. As we've gone through it a little bit here, we're testing the waters instead of trying to make a difference. That's what I mean about being tentative and scared. Try to make a difference. Don't Look for someone else and don't give your problem to someone else. And we'll get better for it. That's what I'm trying to do. I'm trying to help. "It's a good group of guys. I'm not trying to threaten them. But it is what it is....Not to pound on my chest and be this guy that's heavy, I need to make the right decisions for the guys who are playing now, because we're a quarter way through the season and we don't have time to work through it all." ...as we fans try to search for our own answers to what's gone wrong with the Rangers, it really could be as easy as the team losing some confidence and swagger after a tough start to the season. Once that happens, instead of players stepping up to take on the responsibility they look around for someone else to do it. And sadly that's infectious in a bad way sometimes. Really hoping that a guy like Richards or Stepan put the onus on themselves tonight and leads this team out of the funk they're in right now. Because the talent' is there to make another run for the Stanley Cup, they just need to start believing in their ability to do it. ...a power play goal might help also. Here's video of JT Miller and Darroll Powe reflecting on their Rangers debut... Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.
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