Found April 06, 2012 on Online Sports Guys:
((HT: MSG/NHL/youtube))It was a bad night for the New York area hockey teams...PA Parenteau ended up with a nasty-looking leg injury in their game with the Winnipeg Jets, and the Rangers Derek Stepan got popped in their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins...Which led to Rangers head coach John Tortorella giving the visitors hell. Here's the extent of the post-game in full...Sam Rosen was awesome...Can't wait for the playoffs...
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Head coach John Tortorella blasted the Penguins following a game between the teams, calling them "one of the most arrogant organizations in the league."

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Well, anyone who watched the game last night saw that in the third period, with the Penguins well on their way to a victory, Derek Stepan carried the puck through the neutral zone, and was hit by Brooks Orpik. The hit was a knee-on-knee hit, and Stepan was down on the ice for a while before skating to the bench. Video is below: When watching the video, different angles show different...

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Saturday (4/7/12) Headlines

Bergen Record - John Tortorella fined $20,000 for remarksBergen Record - Gulitti: These guys deserve some NHL hardwareNew York Post - BROOKS: Rangers should hope for favorable first-round foeDaily News - Stepan looks OK, Torts hit with fineNew York Times - Tortorella, Fined for Comments About Penguins, Turns Focus to CapitalsNewsday - NHL fines Torts $20,000 for Penguins remarksRemember...

Scouting the Rangers for the Playoffs

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Torts: Penguins One of the Most Arrogant Organizations in the League

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Saturday Night Hockey Bits

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, • Next time John Tortorella is cashing one of those large New York Rangers’ cheques — rather than paying his share of fines — maybe he should take a moment to comprehend the reason the cheques are the size they are is because of talented “whiners” like Crosby. • Weird, sometimes, how things work out. Steve Yzerman will spend the...

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