Found January 10, 2012 on
Hard to believe just about half a season has gone by.
Ya boys return from their little hiatus on a four-game winning streak, with wins in nine of the last 10 and still in first place in the Patrick Division, in the Eastern Conference and in the whole National freakin’ Hockey League.
Same lineup. That means Erik Christensen, Wojtek Wolski and Jeff Woywitka are all prucha’d.
Michal Rozsival makes his return to MSG. Derek Morris, Lauri Korpikoski, and Jason LaBarbera too. Video tribute perhaps?
Last time the Desert Dogs were here they had to sign a local hockey coach to be their backup goalie. Remember?
And if the last meeting in Glendale was any indication, you don’t really need to watch the first 59:59.9.
Did you see that San Jose coach Todd McLellan clinched the spot to be co-coach with John Tortorella in the all-star game? Maybe they can talk about how their soft teams are doing. Maybe Tortorella can bench Jumbo Shrimp … if he makes...
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The New York Rangers are rolling out a blue carpet for the fan who was beaten in Philadelphia last week.
Neal Auricchio Jr., 30, the Iraq war hero assaulted by Flyers fans following the Jan. 2 Winter Classic, will be the guest of head coach John Tortorella at Madison Square Garden for the Feb. 27 game against the Devils.
Tortorella phoned Auricchio Monday to personally extend the...
What more can I say about John Tortorella that I haven’t already said? I’ve covered his forechecking system, how players earn icetime within his team concept, and I gave you all insights into his line tinkering strategy when many wanted to brand him a fool.
At this point I don’t want to beat a dead horse. I will say this; back in late October/early November we put up poll...
The first place New York Rangers may be on a four-game winning streak and leading the entire NHL with a 26-9-4 record, but head coach John Tortorella has not made it a secret that he hasn't been satisfied with the club's play in their last two games. In an eventful practice on Monday that followed a day off on Sunday, Tortorella sent his squad back to the locker room a minute...
David Li at the New York Post reports that Neal Auricchio Jr., 30, the Woodbrige police officer and Iraq war hero assaulted by Flyers fans following the Winter Classic, will be the guest of John Tortorella at the Ranger's Feb. 27th game against the Devils.Tortorella phoned Auricchio Monday."It absolutely lifted his spirits," wife Maria Auricchio told The Post. "...
Yesterday, John Tortorella was a guest on NHL Live and discussed Neal Auricchio Jr., the Woodbrige police officer and Iraq war hero assaulted by Flyers fans following the Winter Classic, by saying..."We feel if he had to go through the crap he went through out there, that he's part of us."Torts confirms that the Rangers have invited him and some friends to a game in...
From the Rangers:
NEW YORK RANGERS TRANSACTION UPDATE
Erik Christensen Assigned to Connecticut on a Conditioning Stint
New York, January 11, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Erik Christensen has been assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL) on a conditioning stint.
Erik Christensen consented immediately to a maximum two-week AHL conditioning stint when John Tortorella suggested it Tuesday morning.
… I am glad he praised the third and fourth lines as they were huge this game, especially John Mitchell. Mitchell has heard a lot of hate towards him from a decent size portion of the fan base who believe Avery would be a better fit on the third line then him. Mitchell played HUGE [...]
The New York Rangers reported that Wojtek Wolski, Erik Christensen, and Marty Biron all remain on ice after morning skate, meaning the line-up will remain the same tonight against the Coyotes and Henrik Lundqvist will be in goal....with how well this team's been playing, it's real tough to call for a line-up change, but I'd like to see Torts start working Wolski back...
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Here’s the audio from John Tortorella’s press conference, and a group interview with Dan Girardi (pretty funny) about being named to the all-star team. Tortorella also said that Brandon Dubinsky (shoulder) will not play, and that Wojtek Wolski will go into the lineup in his place.
Andrew Gross reports that John Tortorella took the team off the ice at the beginning of practice because he didn't like what he was seeing. Allowed them to hit the reset button.Torts on the restart..."I figured we'd start again. It's human nature when you're finding ways to win some game, it's human to forget some of the details."Torts added that the...
The Rangers kick off a relatively rough four game stretch against the Coyotes on Tuesday. Following tonight's contest, the team faces Ottawa at home Thursday before heading on the road for back-to-back contests against Toronto and Montreal on Saturday and Sunday.
For tonight, the lines from the past several games will once again be in effect, meaning that Wojtek Wolski remains...
Yes, surely the best team in all of hockey, the Ottawa Senators, will be at the Garden tomorrow.
The best team in hockey has four of the six players voted onto the all-star roster, for the Jan. 29 all-star game in Ottawa (well, actually in Kanata, Ontario, about 40 traffic-jammed minutes outside of Canada’s capital city).
The remaining all-stars—those not swept in by ballot...