Glen Sather has put himself squarely on the line by switching from the even-tempered defensive-minded Tom Renney to the fiery, attack-first John Tortorella in an attempt to save the team that he thought he shaped in the latter image over the past two summers. "I still think we have a team that has played well and we can get back to that," he said this evening after announcing the coaching change via conference call. "We were a fast, puck possession team and we got away from that. Moving forward I'd like to think we have a chance to return to that."
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