Found January 03, 2012 on Rangers Review:
You know it was a horrendously reffed game when the winning coach makes a point of mentioning that it almost looked like it was rigged. I agree with him. Really that is all I could take away from this game, how blatantly it looked like the refs were trying to get the Flyers back in the game. The non call on Gabby, the unbelievable delay of game call, the call on Cally while the stick is at his throat, and the disgusting penalty shot awarded when Ryan McDonagh scrambled to stop a puck. Unbelievable. I blame the NHL personally. How on Earth does a guy raised in Philadelphia get to be the ref at a game, in Philly, with this kind of fanfare. Stupid, stupid, stupid decision by whoever schedules the refs. Give a ton of credit to coach John Tortorella, once again his incredible feel for the game helped earn the team a crucial 2 points allowing the Rangers to have the best record in all of hockey as of this moment. Wow. Torts split up the struggling second line that was not playing...

Tortorella Apologizes For Winter Classic Conspiracy Comments

Following Monday's Winter Classic Rangers coach John Tortorella's comments suggested that the league and officials were conspiring to get the game to overtime.  On Wednesday, in his first public comments since the, Tortorella was singing a completely different tune via Blueshirts United. "They were sarcastic comments by me at the wrong time, and it was frustration...

John Tortorella issues apology for ‘tongue-in-cheek’ comment against NBC, officials

New York Rangers coach John Tortorella says it was just playful sarcasm in regards to his comments after the Winter Classic 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Those comments, more specifically, is when he eluded to the referees and NBC getting together to bring the game into overtime: “I’m not sure if NBC got together with the refs to turn this into an overtime...

Tortorella Apologizes For Negative Comments On Officials

For starters, I do not think that New York Rangers’ head coach John Tortorella needed to apologize for the comments he made about the officiating after the 2012 Winter Classic in Monday evening. The officiating was inconsistent and while it was obviously not “fixed” to go into overtime, the officials certainly tried to get it to that point. They either let of things go that...

NHL Fines John Tortorella $30,000 For Post-Game Comments

… I honestly thought it would be a lot less, around $10k. I understand where the NHL is coming from but don’t agree with the amount. 

Dear John Tortorella, I Wanted the Game to Go Into Overtime

Tom Schreier’s response to John Tortorella’s rant after the Winter Classic.

Torts expects McDonagh back on blue line

PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan McDonagh left the ice just a few minutes into yesterday's practice on the outdoor rink, but coach John Tortorella said the defenseman, who had had a touch of the flu the last two days, would be in the Blueshirts' Winter Classic lineup this afternoon against the...

NHL fines Rangers' Tortorella $30K for criticism

An apology didn't get John Tortorella off the hook. The NHL fined the Rangers coach for criticizing Winter Classic refs and suggesting, perhaps sarcastically, a conspiracy to force OT.

Rangers' Tortorella apologizes for Classic rant

New York Rangers coach John Tortorella apologized for his postgame comments about the officiating in Monday's Winter Classic.

UPDATED: Rangers Tortorella Fined $30,000 For Post-Winter Classic Comments

UPDATE: According to several media outlets, Tortorella has been fined $30,000 by the NHL for his comments following Monday's Winter Classic. This is a rather stiff fine for the NHL as far as coaches are concerned, where most of referee-related comments usually come with a $10,000 price tag. Tortorella has since apologized for his comments, and stated that he felt they...

Rangers coach apologizes for 'tainting' Winter Classic

It won’t take a potential fine for Rangers coach John Tortorella to be sorry for his criticism of the referees following the team’s 3-2 Winter Classic win in Philadelphia on Monday. Before taking any questions from reporters following the Rangers practice on Wednesday, Tortorella requested the chance to...

Tortorella apologizes for ripping refs (AP)

Too bad HBO's "24/7" cameras were packed up. New York Rangers coach John Tortorella had one final Winter Classic sound bite in the aftermath of his critical postgame comments following an otherwise ideal showcase game: An apology. Tortorella told reporters at the team's practice facility Wednesday that he was sorry for calling the officiating in the game "disgusting...

Rangers' Tortorella on D Staal: 'Nothing has changed'

New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal will not be making his season debut in the Winter Classic. Rangers coach John Tortorella ruled the 24-year-old blue-liner out of Monday's game against the Atlantic Division rival Philadelphia Flyers at Citizens Bank Park. "Nothing has changed," Tortorella said of Staal, who did practice on Sunday. "Just because we skated...

Amazing Winter Classic Goal Cam Video posted some amazing goal cam video from the Winter Classic...First we have Mike Rupp's first goal. Love that you can see him do the Jagr salute in the background... Next is video of Ryan McDonagh's faux hand on puck penalty that led to penalty shot... ...seriously, when does McD close his hand on the puck? Awful.And finally, here'...

These Blueshirts Are for Real

As the New York Rangers get set to kick of 2012, it might be safe to say that these New York Rangers are for real. Both team general manager Glen Sather and team head coach John Tortorella had a vision for this team and for once, it was the same. As such, the product on the ice has been quite successful this season so far. The Rangers’ identity is one that is hard-working, competitive...
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