Feaster supports Tortorella
It already has been an interesting season for John Tortorella. The coach seems to be walking a fine line between getting his message across and allowing the players to learn, even at this stage of their careers, how to deal on their own with some adversity.
He also decided he had to kick butt during a practice after an awful game against the Hurricanes and had his players do pushups on the ice when that day's intensity dipped to unacceptable levels.
Perhaps as it was with his original comments about possible player moves, GM Jay Feaster was trying to light a fire under his players. But he certainly was strong with his comments supporting Tortorella. Maybe he was just reiterating to the players that the onus is on them.
Tortorella has been the head coach since January 2001 and he still has great support among the team's leadership, especially captain Tim Taylor, Brad Richards and Marty St. Louis.
So, how's he doing?