|Yes, you read that right. We all know about the abysmal goaltending they've received and the scoring slump last year's MVP (St. Louis) has struggled through. Still, the team is good enough to scrape into the playoffs on talent alone. Here comes the BUT... the ranting, raving lunatic behind the bench (John Tortorella) has lost the room in Tampa Bay. Think about it. Last year, the easy-going Craig Ramsey was around the whole season acting as a buffer for the team's young studs and Jay Feaster kept things light. This year, Ramsey was stricken with prostate cancer and has only recently returned, and Feaster couldn't mind the ship alone. The team has grown sick and tired of being told they're worthless, spineless pieces of crap, and it shows on the ice. The Bolts won't be in the playoffs this year unless Torts sings a new tune or takes his show to another town.
Posted by Janet Eagleson at 3/13/2006 11:51:00 AM