Browsing: John Tortorella

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28 Post-game quotes and stuff

First, you’ve heard the news already, probably: Ruslan Fedotenko’s out 2-4 weeks with a second-degree sprain of the a.c. joint in his left shoulder. So not only is Chad Kolarik coming up from Connecticut (AHL), but so is Brodie Dupont. Quotes to follow shortly. —————- Henrik Lundqvist said he was…

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35 Tortorella pre-game

John Tortorella: On Brandon Dubinsky’s injury: “No one specific thing (caused it). He’s been complaining a little bit about soreness. We gave him a day off here and there, but there was no one specific thing. They looked at it yesterday and looked at it again today, more closely, and…

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201 Flys-Rangers in review

Where to start? OK, let’s start with theĀ  line brawl. Why? Because the game was pretty bad, because the Flyers were all yapping about wanting to get back at Sean Avery, etc., and how they had to show restraint because they didn’t want to take a penalty. 1) Normally, I’d…

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98 Tortorella post-game

John Tortorella: When asked about it being low-energy at the start, like Montreal: “No, I don’t agree with you. Low-energy is the wrong way of putting it. “I think (it was) a team that puts itself in some bad spots with some untimely penalties that take momentum when you’re trying…

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16 Post-game quotes

Marian Gaborik: On being benched for a stretch of the second and third periods: “Yeah (was surprised). At times, I think last year, once it happened (vs. Atlanta).” “Obviously I haven’t produced much lately (no goals in eight games), obviously in these type of games where it’s a big game.…

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26 Tortorella pre-game

First, let me say that the renovation of MSG has really begun now. You’ll see it when you walk in. The foodcourt on the sixth floor directly behind the visitors bench is completely walled off. There’s stuff happening everywhere. Going to be very interesting to watch how they do this…

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112 Habs-Rangers in review

I’ll get to the pre-game notes later, and I’ll be headed for MSG this afternoon. Until then, I’ve got one word for you: CONCENTRATION. 1) I believe concentration is at the root of being good or bad on faceoffs. I really do. Some are naturally better than others, and some…

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235 Rangers-Canucks in review

This is some nice little run here by your New York Rangers. OK, they lost to Montreal, and didn’t play their usual grind-it-out game that night. Imagine if they had. Imagine what this would-be five-game winning streak might look like? So now the Rangers have Western pelts of Vancouver, Dallas,…

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53 More post-game quotes

John Tortorella: Started by saying that “you guys are really going to give it to me, aren’t you?” for the prediction that the Rangers wouldn’t be able to win 1-0. Then when he was told that the pressbox was praying it would hold up so we could give it to…

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470 It’s Go Time!

I understand that John Tortorella doesn’t want to label one game more important than another — especially a non-conference game — and he doesn’t like the term “barometer” game, etc. But this is a pretty good test for your boys … and they’ve done pretty darn well against some of…

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38 Tortorella pre-game

John Tortorella: Update on Boogaard: “Nope. We’re trying to stimulate him, trying to get him moving around, but he still doesn’t feel well. Can he imagine getting him back? “Very difficult. It would be very difficult (both to guess when, or to actually get him back). Both. It’s something we…

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184 Canucks at Rangers tonight

And, no, it’s not Game 7. (… I hit PUBLISH accidentally when I meant to schedule this to be published in the morning, and I decided, since some of you saw it already, that I’d just leave it up. So there won’t be a post in the morning, OK?) So…

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135 The Torts Story

Hi all, The regular Rangers-Blues in review is in the post below. I just wanted to tell you that I have a big story on John Tortorella in today’s Journal News and on LoHud.com. You can read it here.

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31 Blues-Blueshirts in review

Hi kids. My story on John Tortorella ran in The Journal News and on LoHud.com today. But as I typed this, the link had not yet been posted. So if any of youse want to go to LoHud.com and find it and put it up before I awaken, please do…

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488 It’s Go Time!

Yee-hah! Hockey in Texas! Sean Avery makes his return to Dallas, his first since his “sloppy” exit. He’s going to play where he finished the last game, with Artem Anisimov and Marian Gaborik. Those three had some good stuff going — I thought it was one of Avery’s best games,…

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51 More post-game quotes

John Tortorella: On what he wanted to see tonight: “I think we got a little bit of our personality back, and the style that we wanted to play. To score a goal, I thought Ward was outstanding. The good thing about our club, we didn’t get frustrated. We didn’t turn…

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31 Tortorella pre-game

The Rangers really only have one extra healthy player around (Ryan McDonagh) and he’s not playing, so there’s really no lineup news. Same lines to start. John Tortorella: On Ryan Callahan: “He’s going to get checked tonight to see if we can get the go-ahead to see if he can…

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127 Canes at Rangers tonight

Had a really busy day yesterday, saw some of my faves: Mark Messier, Adam Graves, Mike Keenan, at the rink. Had a nice sit-down with Tortorella for a story I’m writing for Sunday. Today I’m headed to MSG for the game tonight, as the Rangers hit the mid-season mark. Will…

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121 Fedotenko ready to go

That’s the main news out of practice today, that Ruslan Fedotenko made it through a full practice with his bruised hand, and will play tomorrow. Will have more info and some quotes in a bit. John Tortorella: On Fedotenko. “He’s a big part of our team. He’s much better today…

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180 Del Zotto is Whaled (updated)

Still awaiting the official announcement, but Michael Del Zotto had been sent down to Connecticut of the AHL after being scratched for four straight games, and then sliding out of the play on Christopher Higgins’ goal Sunday in Sunrise, Fla. Del Zotto had been scratched once earlier this season, and…

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