Tortorella, Girardi pre-game


Here’s the audio from John Tortorella’s press conference, and a group interview with Dan Girardi (pretty funny) about being named to the all-star team. Tortorella also said that Brandon Dubinsky (shoulder) will not play, and that Wojtek Wolski will go into the lineup in his place.

John Tortorella:


Dan Girardi:


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  1. Guys, you’re right, my so-called “routine” is getting old.

    The truth is I love the NYRangers … they are #1 in the Atlantic, #1 in the East, and #1 Overall. They are so good, they can win without another sniper and with a PP that always takes the night off … otherwise we’d blow away teams too easily.

    Hank is the greatest goalie this league has ever seen and Gaborik – if he didn’t drink a six-pack before each match – would score a hat trick every other game.

    Rangers win 6-0 tonight.

    PROFESSIONAL-HOUR, here we come!

  2. What have you become, ilb?

    I mean, at SOME POINT you just have to defer to OBSCURE STATISTICAL RANTS or THINLY DISGUISED XENOPHOBIA, unless, of course, you are grooming a future “CCCP” in which case it is completely logical and unassailable.

  3. stranger nation on

    Repost – Doodied

    Dubi was crunched into side boards leaving zone last game. Was hit pretty hard and went down to his knees, which I thought was part of his strategy, as he got slammed into boards in front of Ranger bench – Right Shoulder, I think, if I fading memory is working.

    This is why you have depth. It does open the door for some PP for Prince Carl – but my guess is Wolski and his velvet hands get that slot

  4. Lol, LW, I should’ve known better….No mas. I knew you’d have a kick out of this one. Next time you visit US, bring a lot of sense of humor along, will you? I can assure you can make millions selling it in some areas…

  5. Wasn’t WW the one who concussed Alfredson and knocked him out of commission for awhile? Oh, boy….

  6. I hear you, Carp…
    Is Carkner playing? Because their other visor-wearing tough guy, Cowen, apparently doesn’t cut it…Bahama Bomba handled him with ease, iirc

  7. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on


    get it…got it …goood!!!

  8. Anyone have a good option for getting the game tonight online or otherwise. I’ve been away on vacation for a bit and just got back to my apartment and have no MSG. Such a douche move! I’m switching to Fios next week. In the meantime is there anything I can do to watch tonights game for free? Thanks in advance.

  9. stranger nation on

    The Alfredson-Wolski tilt will be a donnybrook for the ages. Those two guys are crazy. My guess, Wolski wins for TKO after hitting him over the head with his European Hand Bag Ruth Buzzi style.

  10. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Rangers 7 sens 2

    GWG Stepan

    SOG: Rangers 28 Sens 24


  11. Boom Boom Bathgate / "Sloppy Firsts" on

    Trust me, CT, until this coach starts giving Hags some serious PP time, which he has richly earned and deserves,I will seriously question his interest in this team winning anything.

    It is almost pukin’ criminal-negligence at this point, and if it’s ok with you, in the meantime I am going to maintain that I want this team to win more than the coach does – which should not be the case.

  12. stranger nation on

    ILB – PR is great this time of year – high of 83 in the day, not lower than 74 at night. Just went there over the holidays. And still US soil so the dollar is no problema.

  13. eddie eddie eddie on

    stranger nation – my fellow poet laureate, dont bet, never sweat, always get, new york met, groom a pet, offensive named Tet, my hair be wet, won every set, get to the net, i call a let, piano fret


  14. Boom Boom Bathgate / "Sloppy Firsts" on

    If Tortorella had been Babe Ruth’s manager he would have flashed him the bunt sign, three times a game. Tortorella is a joke!

  15. stranger nation on

    Four Sets to love
    smack em with your glove
    Eddie serving aces
    put them in the places
    moving em around
    drive them to the ground
    playing some good tennis
    acting like a menace
    beating it down the line
    rolling up the ‘kind’
    strumming the mean bow
    putting on a show
    making a quite a racket
    in his warm up jacket

  16. eddie eddie eddie on

    stranger – my backhand is very steady…2 hander….lotta topspin….can a good one handed slice…..

  17. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Dont believe they will get 7? Just watch ’em go tonight!!!


  18. I will, Eddie, at some point. Won’t move, not with my parents in their 80th, but will visit soon. Mrs has been talking about it for awhile. I promise to bring my Babolat along.

  19. Tire Forts!!!

    also…Couturier a rookie all star??? Hagelin has 12 pts in 22 games…Cooter has 13 pts in 35 games. jussayin’!!!

  20. eddie eddie eddie on

    stranger …

    love your wordplay
    listen to coldplay
    i have to say
    its a lovely day
    in every way
    the color gray
    or is it grey
    i have to stay
    on knees i pray
    happy is gay
    reindeer and sleigh
    mule might bray
    robert cray
    he can play

  21. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Was skating on my backyard rink last night and I popped off two pop cans in a row!!! One was a slapper and the other was a wicked wrister!!


  22. eddie eddie eddie on

    ilb – i will turn you on to a good friend…oren motevassel…former tour player…164 in the world at one point….few years ago..he was world #1, in the mens’s 40’s……played moya in london when moya was 5 in the world

  23. stranger nation on

    NYR – nice – water bottle buster special!!

    Were you channeling your inner Wolski?

  24. Boom Boom Bathgate / "Sloppy Firsts" on

    Carp –

    Hags has earned PP time ahead of about five clowns who get PP minutes ahead of him. Something is going on here – you’re a reporter/investigative journalist and a good one. I bet if you were to dig deeply into it you would find something surprising, an angle none of us here has yet fathomed, as to why the best rookie in the NHL, and the best skater on the Rangers is deliberately blocked from being able to help the teams’ power play, when he has measurably upgraded the team at even strength, and we emphatically know how much on the PK.

    Dammit, if he can score 4 on 5, and we have seen it, it is not rocket science to deduce that he can score, in prolific fashion, 5 on 4.

    It is sick, Carp. A month ago it may have been defensible for some arcane reason, but no longer.
    This arrogant coach OWES RANGER FANS AN EXPLANATION, and it is time the media started bombarding him with leading questions here. We deserves answers, not this coach’s steady dose of condescension he hands us.


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