WEDNESDAY UPDATE: Things were lively at the practice rink yesterday, and not just because of the logo law (which had been wildly exaggerated by a press corps looking for an apt symbol of the coaching change). The full story along with today's links are at Blueshirt Bulletin+ -- click here to read it (monthly BB+ users click here).
With just 21 games left to turn around a team that has gone 2-7-3 in the last twelve, new head coach John Tortorella doesn't have much time to figure out what he has to work with and what he wants to do with it. So his plan is to let his best players do what they do best and slowly bring them up to speed. "How much do we give them in such a short period of time?" he asked rhetorically after his first practice. "I don't want to confuse them. I haven't seen them play that much. I'm trying to figure out who they are. I'm not going to sit here and lie to you and tell you I know what they're about -- I don't. I know how I want them to play. I need to be cognizant of what you have as personnel -- can they play your style? After one practice, I don't have a clue. We have three games in four nights and that's where we'll see what they're about and how they grasp some of the little things we're going to change."
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