Found May 17, 2013 on Puck Drunk Love:
It's rare that a playoff series gets more intense after the series has been completed and one team has advanced to the next round. Such has been the case between the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals, two teams which battled in the first round and continue to argue despite New York moving on and Washington hitting the golf course. New York emerged victorious after seven games, but that fact hasn't prevented the two sides from exchanging some heated comments through various media interviews.  Earlier this week, Rangers coach John Tortorella revealed that he believed the Washington Capitals were whining and that this mindset might have cost them the series. As you might expect, the Washington Capitals weren't very pleased with these comments. Washington coach Adam Oates responded and his comments only added more fuel to the fire.  When questioned about Tortorella's comments on Washington whining, Oates said:   "Well, I think he’s out o...

Adam Oates Says He Could ‘Easily’ Beat Up John Tortorella

John Tortorella has a reputation of rubbing people the wrong way. Add Capitals’ Head Coach Adam Oates to that ever growing list. After Tortorella’s Rangers eliminated Oates’ Capitals in 7 games, Tortorella accused the Caps of whining too much. The Capitals were upset with the officiating, especially in game 6 which took place at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers were not penalized...

John Tortorella’s High School Yearbook Photo Surfaces Prior to Bruins-Rangers Series (Photo)

John Tortorella made it very clear following the Rangers’ morning skate prior to Game 1 on Thursday that he doesn’t want to talk about himself; he just wants to talk about his team. That’s kind of a bummer, given what surfaced in advance of the the Rangers’ series with the Bruins. A high school photo of Tortorella from his high school days at Concord-Carlisle High School...

Rangers Coach John Tortorella freaks out on referee Dan O’Halloran

New York Rangers coach John Tortorella lost his temper on referee Dan O’Halloran after the second period ended when a punch to captain Ryan Callahan’s head was not called.  You can’t read Tortorella’s lips too well, but you can tell that it is an f-bomb laced tirade and he is clearly not asking O’Halloran to grab a beer with him after the game. [YouTube]

Oates fires back at Tortorella

Adam Oates told reporters he could beat John Tortorella in a fight (photo made using Cue Justin Moore’s “I Could Kick Your Ass”. That’s what Capitals coach Adam Oates said to reporters after Tortorella criticized the Capitals for complaining about everything except beer prices at Verizon Center after Washington lost to the Rangers in seven games. “We’ve got...

Two Eastern Conference Playoff Games On The NHL Schedule Today

John Tortorella plans to make some adjustments to the Rangers... When asked if any significant adjustments were necessary following the Rangers' 3-2 overtime loss in Game 1, he conceded that some changes were needed. But he made an important distinction that piqued curiosity about what those might be. "To me, it’s not so much on the ice," Tortorella said...

John Tortorella's HS yearbook photo

Barry Petchesky over at Deadspin (Where, BTW, Bob's Blitz is the only site in Deadspin's RSS feed...) deconstructs NY Rangers coach John Tortorella's high school yearbook photo. Via Toucher and... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

John Tortorella thinks the Washington Capitals are whining

We've already discussed Alex Ovechkin's comments after the Washington Capitals departed from the playoffs in the first round. In our article, we highlighted that Ovechkin and his teammates would be better off not making excuses and should instead take responsibility for their actions. As it turns out, New York Rangers coach John Tortorella wasn't a fan of Washington...

Common Theme in Caps’ Watershed Moments This Season: Pittsburgh

The Capitals’ first season under Coach Adam Oates has come to a close, and it’s fascinating to see the storyline that took this team from ugly beginning to ugly end—with a lot of magnificent moments in between, and some positive takeaways and question marks for the future. Actually, this season’s story began even earlier, according to Brooks Laich’s chronology, with the...

Friday (5/17/13) Headlines

Bergen Record - Rangers fall in Game 1 to Bruins, 3-2, in OT Bergen Record - Rangers notes: Claude Julien talks about John Tortorella New York Post - Rangers get ‘spanked’ in Game 1 OT loss New York Post - Lundqvist’s playoff OT struggles continue New York Post - Tortorella keeps focus away from Rangers New York Post - Tortorella shakes up pairings ...

While Avery Still A Fan of Torts; Oates? Not So Much

Over at the Daily News, Christian Red reports that in a bit of a shocking development, Sean Avery, the man who just a month ago tweeted that John Tortorella was a clown and that his players hated him, had only nice things to say about his former coach... "(Tortorella) actually probably was one of the best things that ever happened to me. A month after I was done playing...

Brad Marchand OT goal sends Bruins to 1-0 series lead over the Rangers, Tortorella doesn't want complicated questions

Brad Marchand's overtime goal sends Bruins to 1-0 series lead over the Rangers. John Tortorella, afterwards, was not in the mood for long questions. **Follow us on Twitter or Facebook.... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

DMV: Still Handling Caps Sadness

Here are the five stages of Caps fan grief. Good stuff. [Caps Insider] John Tortorella think Caps’ whining is part of why they lost. [WaPo] Ted Leonsis’ Wikipedia page got absolutely savaged. [For The Win] Answers to five questions the Caps are faced with now. [Caps Insider] Kornheiser sounds so out of touch on the Caps and their fans. [Bog] Nats lose to Dodgers as Detwiler and...

Vote: Who Will Win the Eastern Conference Semifinals Between the Bruins and the Rangers?

The Bruins stunned the Maple Leafs in overtime of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The game was nearly out of the Bruins’ hands when they charged back and pulled the rug right out from underneath the Leafs, rallying from a 3-point deficit to win. Many question whether or not the Bruins have enough stamina to make their way to the Stanley Cup final, but their next...
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