Rejoint: jan 2019
Mentions "j'aime": 310
I'd say B. Jackets are doing okay and there's no reason to fire him now. But I think if they're going to try to build around Laine now, they should start fresh and get someone who can coach more offensively talented players.
As a Rangers fan I watched in 2009-2012 as Tortorella excelled at tapping into the potential of otherwise mediocre players (Callahan, Dubinsky, Anisimov), and he took them to the ECF. But once the Rangers started to acquire/develop more talent, the team no longer responded well to Tortorella.
I think Tortorella is good at coaching bad teams and bad at coaching good ones. Columbus is becoming legit with real talent like Laine, Roslovic, Bjorkstrand and Texier.