Found November 12, 2011 on The Rangers Tribune:
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Head coach John Tortorella let it all come out after Friday's 5-1 win over the Hurricanes when he was asked about defenseman Dan Girardi being left off the All-Star ballot and not being recognized as a top player in the National Hockey League. Below are his comments on the matter courtesy of Andrew Gross at Ranger Rants... "Oh, this league," said Tortorella, waving his hand in disgust. "It's because he's not pedigree. There's no pedigree there. Our league is so ass-backwards when it comes to that. It's not just this year that he's been underrated. This guy has been a really good player. But if you don't have the pedigree in this league, they don't look at you." "Ass-backwards" is probably the best way to put it, because the NHL is very confused when it comes to promoting the way they should and what their focus is on. The Rangers, for example, get little to no recognition from the league on any mater whatsoever....
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