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John Tortorella downplays benching of Marian Gaborik

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This is obviously not about the Isles. But I think this is why Torts has his team in such a great position, playing so hard and smart game in and game out... Torts holds the best player on his team accountable by benching him in the 3rd period of an all important playoff game. When asked about it by the media. He wouldn't give them an answer. This sends a clear message to the team. "That it doesnt matter who you are on his team. It doesnt matter if its a playoff game or a regular season game, It doesnt matter if you're a great scorer like Gabby or a 4th liner". "If you aren't carrying your weight, you will not see the the ice"... I think we need our coach to learn some lessons from our cross town rival. One big thing that Torts brings is accountability. That's what we need from our own coach. I think Cappy is a nice guy. Sometimes nice guys finish last. I hope next season he brings some accountability to the team next season.

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