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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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… the Rangers are now on a 6 game win streak, you HAVE to praise the coaching as well. They started out on a HUGE road trip in Europe only to come back home and play Western Canada. The coaching kept the Rangers players in the game and told them to stick to it and [...]
Even looking at tape, John Tortorella can find something new that impresses him about Dan Girardi. On Saturday after practice in Greenburgh, it wasn’t the defenseman’s game-winning goal in Friday night’s win that had caught Tortorella’s eye.
Andrew Gross at Rangers Rants has this quote from John Tortorella after Sean Avery's break out performance last night..."Sean played better," Tortorella said. "You could see right away his legs were going. He was pressuring the puck."...he played better?!?!?!? The guy had a sick goal, was a +2 and drew two penalties. I'm pretty sure that's a lot more...
The Dan Girardi write-in campaign has officially begun and will run until January 4th.So get your you know what over to NHL.com and start voting for Girardi.You can vote for Girardi 30 times a day through the online ballot, texting Girardi to the shortcode 81812 (Message and data rates may apply) or through the mobile ballot available on iPhone, Android and other mobile devices...
Last year we were somehow able to get the most hated player in the NHL the 15th most votes for a forward with half of Rangers nation not supporting the Sean Avery All Star write-in campaign.This year, I thought I'd make it easier on ourselves by picking Dan Girardi as our target.When the NHL announced the All Star ballot this afternoon, somehow the heart and soul of the Rangers...
When the All Star ballots for this year were released, there were four Rangers on the ballot: Henrik Lundqvist, Marian Gaborik, Brad Richards, and Marc Staal. Lundqvist, Richards, and Gaborik were expected to be on the ballot, but Staal hasn’t played a single game this year. It is just another flaw in the All Star balloting, as the Rangers best defenseman thus far, Dan Girardi...
MSG Network announced today that the second season of “Behind the Bench,” featuring New York Rangers coach John Tortorella and former Rangers coaching legend Mike Keenan, will pre...
Given the New York Rangers current six game winning streak
it is hard to see coach John Tortorella changing anything in terms of the
lineup, but shortly there will be a decision to make on defense. Anton Stralman was signed to play and add to
the offense from the blue line and while he is still being worked into the
system his shot is coming soon. The
question is whether...
NEW YORK - Dan Girardi and Brandon Dubinsky scored 9 seconds apart midway through the third period and the New...
It seems early for this, but the National Hockey League has released the voting ballot for the 2012 All-Star Game that will take place in Ottawa, Ontario in January. Representing the New York Rangers on the ballot are goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, defenseman Marc Staal and forwards Marian Gaborik and Brad Richards.
Right away you notice the absence of forward Ryan Callahan and...
NEW YORK (AP) Dan Girardi and Brandon Dubinsky scored 9 seconds apart midway through the third period and the New York Rangers
went on to rout the Carolina Hurricanes 5-1 on Friday night for their sixth straight win.
Dan Girardi and Brandon Dubinsky scored 9 seconds apart midway through the third period and the New York Rangers went on to rout the Carolina Hurricanes 5-1 on Friday night for their sixth straight win.
Friday night at the Garden, Eric Staal's high-sticking penalty on Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi cut a third-period Carolina power play short, and the Blueshirts responded with three goals in three minutes on the way to a 5-1 victory over the Hurricanes.
The New York Rangers (9-3-3) defeated the Carolina Hurricanes (5-8-3) by the score of 5-1, tonight. For a boxscore and recap go to Yahoo! Sports....most fun I've had watching this team in a long time. Everything is clicking right now. Heck they even scored a power play goal tonight....Avery proved tonight he can still be an effective player in this league if he uses his speed...