Some weird happenings after the game …
First, because somebody asked, Dan Girardi got the hat.
Then Jim Dolan—who hadn’t spoken to the hockey writers since 2005-06—walked into the press conference with John Tortorella, and talked about the direction of the team, and when he started talking about the Stanley Cup, Tortorella stopped him … and after Dolan left, Tortorella said the Stanley Cup talk is “bull-carcillo” (only he didn’t say carcillo).
Pretty funny. Really funny, actually. Some of it was “R” rated. FYI, the JR and Barry mentioned in the presser are John Rosasco, the team’s media relations/player recruitment VP, and Barry Watkins, who’s in charge of PR for Madison Square Garden.
Here’s the Dolan/Tortorella exchange. Dolan leaves the room after answering two questions.
When he mentions “Stanley Cup” Tortorella can be heard saying, “Easy.”