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Michael Del Zotto
New York Rangers
We all lost our minds when it was called and praised John Tortorella for criticizing it, but if not for the unforgiveable penalty shot call for Ryan McDonagh supposedly closing his hand on the puck we never would have had the most unforgettable scene in the final episode of HBO's 24/7 (via Puck Daddy)...
From the numerous angles (the blimp cam was especially awesome) to the background noise being muted with just an Inception-like soundtrack, the penalty shot scene was put together masterfully. It also helped that Hank saved the damn thing.Which was followed by the best line of the night immediately after the Rangers celebration when you can hear Torts saying "there's no shaking hands, get off the ice." Damn right there's no shaking hands. Winter Classic or not, that was a regular season game, where there should be no congratulating each other afterward.HBO also did a phenominal job encapsulating the emotion and tenor of the Winter Classic. I especial...
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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
Per Dan Rosen of NHL.com, Rangers coach John Tortorella has clinched his spot to coach in the All Star Game. Tortorella clinched his spot with last night’s win over the Panthers, ensuring that the Rangers will have at least the second best record in the Eastern Conference. The best record may wind up belonging to the Boston Bruins, but Claude Julien is already pre-selected to coach...
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...
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...
John Tortorella does not want his players buying into Stanley Cup hype, at least not three months into the season since no team is the same in the spring as in January. The results so far suggest otherwise for a team with one Stanley Cup in more than 70 years.
John Tortorella called reporters' questions about whether the New York Rangers are ready to make a Stanley Cup run ...
From Dan Rosen at NHL.com:
The Rangers’ overtime win Thursday was significant for more than just the fact that it preserved their lead in the Eastern Conference standings. John Tortorella also clinched a spot on one of the benches in the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game.
The coach of the team in each conference with the best points percentage through games played on Jan. 9...
… 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.
Tom Schreier’s response to John Tortorella’s rant after the Winter Classic.
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.
New York Rangers coach John Tortorella apologized for his postgame comments about the officiating in Monday's 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...
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...
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