Browsing: John Tortorella

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207 Rangers-Thrashers in review

That’s a win that feels like two. Or three. Given what they had going into the game, and what they lost (Girardi and Prust) during the game, and again being behind after two periods, and tying it up in the third, and playing a wild overtime and then having the…

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354 Canes-Rangers in review

You can blame this one on the injuries and the minor-league roster, but that wouldn’t be accurate, because the way the Rangers played, they would have lost even if they’d had most of their injured players. They didn’t play the way they have played most of the season, and the…

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74 Rangers-Leaves in review

Don’t put too much stock in the score, OK? There was some lousy goaltending and lousy play by the lousy visiting team and it got out of hand in a hurry. That said, there were a lot of positives, including the PK early, then the PP, mostly Gaborik getting going…

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11 Tortorella post-game

John Tortorella: “I don’t think there’s any one best thing. Obviously, Gabby getting untracked in a game here hopefully will help his confidence. Our penalty killing I thought was the biggest point early in the game. It’s something we didn’t want to do — we talked about that before the…

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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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