Browsing: John Tortorella

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68 Tortorella, Boyle, Lundqvist post-game

Sorry. Had some technical difficulties with the new computer system at the paper … so I missed most of the lockerroom. Here’s a quote from Brian Boyle about his shot-blocking at the end of the second period: “That’s old news for our team. That’s what we do. That’s a big…

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367 It’s Go Time!

Game 34. Rematch of Thursday’s 4-2 Rangers win. Ya boys on a four-game winning streak. With Boston idle tonight, the Rangers could move into first place in the East with a victory. Same lineup, other than Henrik Lundqvist in goal (Martin Biron beat the Islanders Thursday) and probably Jeff Woywitka…

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135 Rangers-Flyers in review

Merry Christmas Eve! The lead to my story in The Journal News and LoHud.com today was this: “Laughing all the way.” Because the Rangers go into the holiday break dancing, off four straight wins, three fairly decisive divisional victories in four nights, and in first place in the Patrick Division.…

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28 Post-game interviews

John Tortorella: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/tortspost122311.MP3] Henrik Lundqvist: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/lundqvist122311.MP3] Michael Del Zotto: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/delzotto122311.MP3] Ryan Callahan: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/callahan122311.MP3] Stu Bickel: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/bickel122311.MP3]

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220 Rangers-Islanders in review

Happy Festivus, everyone! Tonight, with the Flyers in town, we will air grievances and have feats of strength. Get the pole. Kruger, you couldn’t smooth a silk sheet if you had a date with a hot babe … “I lost my train of thought.” –Frank Costanza ——————– Thoughts: 1) I…

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37 Post-game interviews

Here’s the post-game audio. The Dubinsky file begins with a question you won’t hear, about tomorrow’s Winter Classic preview. John Tortorella: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/tortspost122211.MP3] Brandon Dubinsky: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/dubinsky122211.MP3] Michael Del Zotto: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/delzotto122211.MP3] Martin Biron: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/biron122211.MP3] Marian Gaborik: (this one might be a little quiet; he speaks softly and I couldn’t get close) [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/gaborik122211.MP3]

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58 Tortorella pre-game

Short and sweet. Same lineup tonight. Jeff Woywitka re-injured his foot this morning and won’t play. Not sure if it’s now worse or if he’ll be out longer. He talked about Martin Biron very briefly, and about ┬áMike Rupp. Wouldn’t answer questions on “24/7” ┬áJohn Tortorella: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/Tortspre122211.MP3]

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564 Rangers-Devils in review

Thoughts: 1) Another staged fight to start the game. Whatever floats your boat, I guess. Maybe it’s hypocritical, but to me they don’t seem as senseless when it’s archrivals playing. I did think Rupp had some good, solid hits, though he wasn’t credited with any, officially. 2) I liked the…

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187 Rangers-Coyotes in review

Well, that was about as wild as it gets. Not one for the archives in terms of how to play, or how to win. But, wow, was that a finish. I am racking the rusty rolodex between my ears trying to remember a similar game, and I’m sure there was…

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128 Rangers-Stars in review

This was the lead to my story in The Journal News and on LoHud.com about last night’s game: Get ready, hockey fans. The NHL is going to shove more nights like this down your throats with realignment. More non-conference games, more games with zero playoff implications. Less passion. Quieter arenas.…

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52 Post-game interviews

John Tortorella and Brad Richards both noted the lack of passion in this game. Tortorella said the call against Hagelin should have been a non-call, and said he told Hagelin “to do it again.” Henrik Lundqvist said he’s OK after that shot off the collarbone and that it shouldn’t affect…

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23 Live from MSG … for what that’s worth

No pre-gamer with John Tortorella because he addressed the unwashed masses after the morning skate today. This is standard procedure. It’s always one or the other. So no new news, really. Same lineup tonight, which means Sean Avery is prucha’d (unleash the blog traffic) while Erik Christensen gets a sweater…

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172 Rangers-Panthers in review

Not going to get all wrapped up in who did what on a lopsided scoresheet, though I’m sure you all enjoyed the heck out of it, and you should have. Instead, how about numbers?: 17-6-4, second best record in the improving East and fewest regulation losses in the NHL; 8-2-2…

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14 Post-game interviews

Here are the interviews from the lockerroom, and from the coach’s press conference. John Tortorella: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/tortspost121111.MP3] Brad Richards: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/richards121111.MP3] Henrik Lundqvist: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/lundqvist121111.MP3] Derek Stepan: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/stepan121111.MP3]

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46 Tortorella pre-game

John Tortorella spoke at his pre-game presser about subbing Erik Christensen for Sean Avery tonight, about how hard it is to get something out of guys playing five minutes a game, about the importance of getting Brandon Dubinsky going, and about having the HBO cameras and microphones in the lockerrooms.…

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139 Rangers-Lightnings in review

I do not condone what Artem Anisimov did after that beauty of a short-handed goal put the Rangers up 2-1. You know by now that he went down to a knee, aimed his stick like a rifle toward goalie Mathieu Garon and pumped a few shots. Certainly not the end…

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32 Tortorella post-game

Had some technical/deadline issues thanks to the shootout, earlier deadlines and a brand new computer system. So I never made it to the lockerroom. I did get to John Tortorella’s presser. The coach did not allow Artem Anisimov to address the media regarding his rifle-shot celebration that touched off a…

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93 Tortorella pre-game presser

John Tortorella spoke about Michael Del Zotto’s progress, about what he expects from Anton Stralman tonight, and how his team has, for two seasons, dealt with injuries without being affected. Here is the pre-game press conference: John Tortorella: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/Tortspre120811.MP3]

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212 Michael Sauer has a concussion

John Tortorella today confirmed to reporters that Michael Sauer did suffer a concussion on that clean hit by Toronto’s Dion Phaneuf Monday night. Tortorella said Sauer is “day to day” and added he doesn’t know the grade of the concussion. Don’t get fooled by the “day to day” designation. I’m…

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