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John Torchetti On Coaching With The Wings

from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune,

“It’s all a really good experience because you go from playing against the Red Wings and wanting to be like them when I was with the Blackhawks, and now we’ve got some young guys and we’re trying to develop them to be like the Blackhawks,” Torchetti said. “The [Dylan] Larkins … You know this [Andreas] Athanasiou?

“You ever see him skate? But he’s got to build consistency into his game. Larkin, same thing. [Anthony] Mantha, he’s been phenomenal. I mean these kids are all 20, 21 years old. And [Henrik] Zetterberg, whoever you put on his line has played pretty well.”

Torchetti’s role is forwards … and power play.

“We’re last in the power play, so, you know, I’ve got a little ways to go with that,” Torchetti said. “Don’t shoot. Don’t shoot enough. If someone can tell me how to get people to shoot, then we can write a book and be billionaires.”

And, Torch said former Wild player Thomas Vanek has been outstanding.

“He’s put his work in,” Torchetti said of Vanek, who leads Detroit in scoring. “He played pretty good for [me] last year. Just gotta be consistent. And he’s been doing that for us. Thomas has come in and wanted to prove something this year. He’s really done that.”

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John, I guess you’re the guy that wants the heat on the PP’s. Since things haven’t changed much pre and post your hiring I figure you’re just a puppet but here we go. You’re coaching an inefficient PP,  caused by injuries ( which are now over), Jeff and yourself trying to get players going(esp. Nyquist and Sheahan) at the expense of the team for the first half of the season. Horrible puck movement, including drop back passes continually on rushes, passes to individuals that are covered resulting in turnovers, most recently players that can’t win faceoffs. Players that can finish getting less TOI which teaches them better hockey skills. So 14 and 15 play to break their slumps while other players set to improve an already good production. Can’t figure, must be a new style logic system.
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Posted by stateofmifan on 01/22/17 at 12:54 AM ET

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“It’s all a really good experience because you go from playing against the Red Wings and wanting to be like them when I was with the Blackhawks, and now we’ve got some young guys and we’re trying to develop them to be like the Blackhawks,” Torchetti said. “The [Dylan] Larkins … You know this [Andreas] Athanasiou?

I see. Well, how aboot trying to develop your players to be like the Red Wings? Give them their identity back. They’re not the Blackhawks.

Just sayin….......

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/22/17 at 01:00 AM ET

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what!? is this guy just drunk all the time or what?

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 01/22/17 at 03:10 AM ET

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