John Tortorella is going to try something different Sunday afternoon at Scotiabank Place. He's going to keep his mouth shut and enjoy the show. The New York Rangers coach, who will be behind the bench with San Jose's Todd McLellan for Team Alfredsson, is going to take in the all-star game spectacle without worrying about what happens on the ice. "I want to watch just like you do," said Tortorella. "I want to enjoy it because there's going to be a lot of talent out there. I'll be a fan." If Tortorella is just a fan, he'll have one of the best vantage points in the house. Working with McLellan to prepare to face an opponent captained by Boston defenceman Zdeno Chara, there isn't going to be any strategy discussed. The decisions on lines and defensive pairings will be left up to Daniel Alfredsson and his assistant Henrik Lundqvist. They can put together whatever combinations they'd like, then McLellan and Tortorella will let guys know it's their turn. Don't be surprised if both teams try different line combinations. While Alfredsson selected Senators teammates Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek in Thursday's draft, he is toying with the thought of playing alongside Daniel and Henrik Sedin. "I think all of us want to try different combinations," said Alfredsson. "I play with Jason and Milan, or I see them in practice every day, so it would be fun to try something else.
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