Found May 29, 2013 on Puck Drunk Love:
PLAYERS: Marc Staal
TEAMS: New York Rangers
Marc Staal is confident that he can still play at a high level in the NHL even after suffering a gruesome injury back on March 5th when a puck struck him in the right eye. Despite suffering an orbital fracture and a tear in his eye (*shudder*), Staal doesn't think his injury will be an issue.  Though Staal is confident he can still play quality hockey at the NHL level, he doubts his eye will ever be 100%.  Staal commenting that his eye will never be the same might sound like pessimistic news, but the defenseman says that the situation improving each day and that he just needs time to adjust to it. Staal attempted to return from the injury during the playoffs, but he quickly found that he needed more time as he found himself disoriented out on the ice.  All in all, you've got to imagine that Staal is lucky to be in the position he's in. After suffering the injury it looked like Staal's career might be over and that he might permanently lose his vision out of hi...

Rangers fire coach John Tortorella

The New York Rangers announced Wednesday that head coach John Tortorella has been relieved of his duties, four days after the team was eliminated in five games by the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference 

Players Are Reason For Torts Firing; Richards Healthy Scratch An Organizational Decision

Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that Glen Sather had no intention of firing John Tortorella after the Rangers were eliminated by the Bruins until a large contingent of players made it clear during their exit interviews that their head coach's "overbearing personality" was the reason for the team's lack of success this season. While no ultimatums were...

Rangers fire John Tortorella

After four-plus seasons behind the bench, head coach John Tortorella has been let go by the New York Rangers.

Claude Julien Feels for John Tortorella, Expects Former Rangers Coach to Land Another Job Soon

The Bruins’ 3-1 win over the Rangers last Saturday dropped New York out of the playoffs and put John Tortorella out of a job. Tortorella was fired as head coach of the Blueshirts on Wednesday, five days after they were eliminated by the Bruins in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Torts’ pack-it-in style of hockey and notoriously prickly attitude toward the media rubbed many...

Rangers Offseason Questions: Part 1 – Cup Contender and is Torts Still The Guy

Now that the 2012 – 2013 New York Rangers are officially out of the Stanley Cup playoffs (sorry for the harsh reminder, folks) it’s time for the organization to concentrate solely on making next year’s edition better. I’m sure they’ve been working on their offseason strategy for some time but with no more playoff games [...]

ESPN’s Katie Strang reports that the New York Rangers have ‘dismissed’ John Tortorella

Wowzers, per ESPN's Katie Strang: #NYR BREAKING: John Tortorella has been dismissed as head coach of the Rangers, source confirms — Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) May 29, 2013 The Rangers are confirming: BREAKING NEWS: The #NYR have relieved John Tortorella of his coaching duties...details to follow — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) May 29, 2013

Players Exit Meetings Determined Tortorella’s Fate

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, The Rangers players had had enough of the coach and they said so during their exit meetings on Monday. Sources have confirmed Sather had no intention of dismissing Tortorella in the wake of the team’s second-round elimination by the Bruins until a critical mass of players informed the GM that the coach’s overbearing personality had...

John Tortorella removed as head coach of the New York Rangers

The Rangers made headlines on Wednesday when they announced they had fired John Tortorella as their head coach after four and a half seasons. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as the Blueshirts have come up short in the playoffs each of the last three seasons and were easily dispatched by the Boston Bruins in five games in the 2013 playoffs.  Tortorella was hired with...

A Much Deserved Thank You

There will be plenty of time this offseason to worry about Henrik Lundqvist's "We'll see" heard round the world and a potential Brad Richards buyout, but I wanted to take a few seconds to thank all TheNYRBlog readers for another amazing year on the blog. Despite the torturous lockout, you guys came back in full force. TheNYRBlog broke numerous traffic records...

Torts Fired?!?!?!?!

#NYRBREAKING: John Tortorella has been dismissed as head coach of the Rangers, source confirms — Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) May 29, 2013 ...WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am in complete shock. As I have mentioned numerous times, there is a lot to complain about when it comes to Torts, but this to me is a panic move. Unless, as Sean Avery told us, the players hated him...

WFAN’s Mike Francesa Blasts ESPN For Allegedly Stealing John Tortorella Story

Everybody calm down...

Should Visors be Mandatory in the NHL?

Visors in the National Hockey League. It is the number one discussed topic involving equipment and safety between fans, players and management today. Currently, over 73 percent of players in the NHL wear visors attached to their helmets. That number is much better than what it was pre-lockout. In 2003-04, a mere 34% of players wore visors according to the NHLPA. Wearing...
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