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The Rangers Tribune:
War has been declared.
It was expected that the Pittsburgh Penguins would retaliate the first chance they got after Rangers head coach John Tortorella lashed out against them following last night's game, calling them an "arrogant" organization and referencing Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin as "whining stars".
But the actual retaliation, which came from Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby, wasn't exactly what we expected to hear. Not only did he shoot down what was said about he and his team, which is perfectly fine, but he also started to redirect the comments back at the Rangers, specifically captain Ryan Callahan.
Here's what Crosby said after today's practice, courtesy of the Pens' official website:
"I don’t know what he’s (John Tortorella) talking about. I mean, if you want you can put a camera on us all game, put a camera on (Ryan Callahan) all game. You’ll see who’s over there more. He should worry about his o...
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The rest of the NHL apart from Penguins fans don’t quite adore Sidney Crosby the way referees seemingly do, and a visual aid of his shenanigans has emerged.
While I’m indifferent to Crosby, many of you who don’t take kindly to his diving habits will enjoy these pictures.
In his post practice press conference today, Sidney Crosby said this about John Tortorella calling him a whiner..."I don't know what he's talking about. I mean, if you want you can put a camera on us all game, put a camera on (Ryan Callahan) all game. You'll see who's over there more. He should worry about his own players."...Is he effin kidding me? Absolutely...
Head coach John Tortorella blasted the Penguins following a game between the teams, calling them "one of the most arrogant organizations in the league."
New York Rangers coach John Tortorella not only questioned a late-game, knee-on-knee hit by Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik, but the fiery bench boss took it a few steps further Thursday night.
"It's one of the most arrogant organizations in the league," Tortorella said of the Penguins, who won 5-2 at Consol Energy Center. "They whine about this stuff...
While the New York Rangers have already clinched the top spot in both the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference, the team still has two games left against two solid hockey clubs.
Tonight, the Blueshirts will be in Pittsburgh to take on Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. While the game has little significance for both clubs, it should still end up being a good hockey game...
Captain Sidney Crosby scored to snap a tie late in the second period and
Evgeni Malkin added his 50th goal moments later as host Pittsburgh
won 4-2 over Philadelphia on Saturday.Pascal Dupuis celebrated
his 33rd birthday by scoring to extend his points streak to 17 games.
Chris Kunitz joined Crosby and Malkin with a goal and an assist as the
Penguins defeated the Flyers...
Twenty thousand? Well worth it.
Okay, maybe New York Rangers head coach, John Tortorella, wasn't exactly channelling his inner Olaf Sanderson when he went on his tirade against the Pittsburgh Penguins last night, but he said what nearly everyone has been thinking.
Either way, the NHL decided to slap the fiery, yet never dishonest, coach with a $20 thousand fine earlier today...
Securing a spot in the playoffs has been the New York Rangers’ ultimate regular season goal since the onset of the season; but, it’s how they are doing it that is so impressive and, perhaps, so vital in the end. Coach John Tortorella has stressed working on the details since he took over behind the [...]
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Last time I asked Tortorella a question about Penguins, he said, "I don't talk about the other team." That has changed, apparently
(Joe Starkey is a sports writer with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.)
New York Rangers coach, John Tortorella...
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As promised earlier, here is Chris Wassel’s list of fantasy all stars. He has also included some top rookies, “vintage wines”, and a second all-star team in addition to the first all-star team.
You can find Chris’ work on both fantasy hockey and general interest hockey on his site, The Program.
Six months ago, fantasy hockey players started on a journey that would be filled...
Six months ago, fantasy hockey players started on a journey that would be filled with many highs and lows. There have been a lot of injuries and some very significant ones at that. We saw Sidney Crosby go down a couple times this year and miss quite a big chunk of time. Then there was the likely career ending concussion to Chris Pronger. It has been a tough year to gauge the top...
It’s late and for that I apologise. On to the Musings.
The way Brad Richards has taken his game to a higher level recently is why the Rangers gave him the big dollars. He’s peaking at the right time heading in to the playoffs and the Rangers have a (legitimate) first line for the first time since the Jagr-Nylander-Straka years.
Ryan Callahan deserves a 30 goal season; hopefully...
Henrik Lundqvist's style -- both on and off the ice -- doesn't mesh with Mike Richter. Ryan Callahan lacks a Stanley Cup title, let alone the five Mark Messier had on his resume. John Tortorella is certainly as fiery as Mike Keenan, although the two don't look much alike.
Comparisons have certainly been drawn between this year's New York Rangers and the 1994 team...
Call this the last day off for us for a while but tape the New York Rangers vs the Pittsburgh Penguins game and watch Chris Kreider lead number 1 Boston College against Minnesota at 8 PM EDT on ESPN2.
One thing regarding Kreider and the 8 billion different stories you keep hearing about his status. You will find that 90% of the stories are missing pieces simply because people...