Mar. 29, 2021
Columbus Blue Jackets
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>TM11</b></div><div>Look at the players Panarin, Wennber, Milano, Bjorkstrand, PLD, Anderson, Duclair, and others have developed since they've left Torts. The point was just to say the team had alot of talent that torts couldnt get out of them bc he molds players into playing his boring system</div></div>
Bjorkstrand needed to get stronger and create his own plays, as he has done that his value has increased significantly.
Anderson was great in columbus. Looking at his numbers, he is the same player in MTL as he was in Columbus. He was probably better off in torts system with his game.
Duclair and Milano don't believe in defense, which is why they werent great fits and have bounced around the league.
Wennberg looked like a #2C that could maybe grow into a #1C. After his concussion, he refused to go to the middle of the ice and he wouldn't shoot the puck. He has been the same player since his one good season (which was under torts)
PLD is a .75ppg player in WPG. Same as columbus.
Panarins numbers are better in new york which was to be expected when the team scores 50 more goals than columbus in a completely diferent system.
I get the narrative is that torts is a bad coach, but it just isn't as true as what people think. Especially when columbus has been one of the youngest teams in the league for like 7 straight season.