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...i hate to say it, but Torts sounded like a man with no answers. Which is the most concerning.
...he needs to figure out why this team isn't scoring on the power play and why they're not standing up for each other and figure it out now.
...for those of you thinking that Torts needs to be fired, ain't happening. It's only 17 games into the season and he just guided the team to the Eastern Conference Finals less than a year ago. His seat will only get warm if they miss the playoffs. And Lindy Ruff? C'mon folks, we're not thinking straight. In his 14+ years coaching in Buffalo they missed the playoffs almost half the time and he didn't guide them to a Cup.
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