Friday, April 3, 2009

Another Mistake

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Corey Potter has been assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).
John Tortorella missed a fantastic opportunity to send a message to his team. With Rozy returning, Tortorella should have kept Corey Potter in the lineup and benched Wade Redden. A move that bold in a run for the playoffs would have sent a message that half-assed, incompetent play will not be accepted - from rookies or from veterans. Rozy would have stepped right into Redden's roll of doing nothing during the power play and playing a soft defensive game while Potter would be rewarded for his solid play so far. The kid has not been half the defensive liability that Redden was and he scored a goal in just his fifth game. Redden has three goals in 77 games despite being an "offensive defenseman."

This is just another disappointment in a season full of them that could very well result in an early summer. For shame Torts, I thought you were better than this.

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