Rick Carpiniello at the Rangers Report takes a look back at John Tortorella's "enough with the entitlement" quote after the Rangers dreadful 2-1 loss to the Islanders back in December and wonders...
" When, exactly, does the entitlement run out for people not named Redden and Kotalik?"
...great point by Carp. Like I said last night, is benching Redden for half the game really sending a message? How about sitting Callahan, Drury or Higgins? And don't get me started on Girardi whose non-action in the Gaborik fight should have been an automatic seat in the press box.
...this shows that nothing has changed and Torts is all talk. He says he's going to change the culture, but nothing is different. Half-assed efforts are common place and over-paid veterans have an automatic spot in the line-up no matter how ineffective.
...something I forgot to mention in my post game comments last night was how about reuniting the Dubinsky-Christensen-Gaborik line? Does anyone remember how prolific that line was before Torts broke them up when Prospal came back from injury? It's no coincidence that the Rangers goal scoring has suffered since that line was disbanded.