Found October 26, 2011 on
Every once in awhile, I like to get readers directly involved in my blogs and today happens to be one of those times.
Feel free to leave a comment for the following questions:
1) What would you like to see the New York Rangers accomplish during this 6-game homestand?
2) What forward lines would you like to see head coach John Tortorella utilize? Why do your proposed lines make sense to you?
3) Which games, if any, do you think Tortorella will give to back-up netminder Martin Biron? Why those particular games/teams?
4) What would you like to see new Rangers’ Brad Richards and Michael Rupp do during the homestand?
5) Overall, what will home ice mean to the Blueshirts this season?
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I like Rangers head coach John Tortorella, I admit it. It’s probably one of the least “cool” things that a Rangers fan can admit to right now, but I like him. However, when I see a post game press conference that last only 16 seconds, like what occurred after last Saturday’s abysmal 2-0 loss in [...]
… Torts hits the nail on the head. The whole team struggled. The 1st period was a hot one and the Rangers just lost all their energy and skill set during the 2nd and 3rd letting the Leafs take over the game on both ends of the ice and dominate.
… Torts is right, the building is great but you still gotta win!
<span style="mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";">Marian Gaborik has been the New York Rangers best forward
thus far this season. Gaborik has
returned to the form of his first season in New York with four goals already
and showing the burst he never really had last season. With as well as Gaborik has been playing the
fact he was not playing...
New York Rangers coach John Tortorella has shifted the lines around for tonight’s home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs and here are what the lines will look like: Ruslan Fedotenko – Brad Richards – Marian Gaborik Brandon Dubinsky – Derek Stepan – Ryan Callahan Wojtek Wolski – Brian Boyle – Brandon Prust Eric Christensen/Mike [...]
John Tortorella refuses to "dissect" the issues plaguing his club, but after Monday's 2-1 win in Winnipeg, the Rangers coach provided an accurate summary of his team's 3-2-2 start on the road. "We score a couple, we're ugly as hell, and our goaltending has certainly given us an opportunity right on through here," Tortorella said. "So we're...
The line combos, the line combos…it’s always the same complaint isn’t it? Since the advent of the internet I feel like I read the same complaints about the Rangers year in and year out. There’s always a stretch of games at some point during the season where either the fans, the bloggers, or the beat writers don’t like what they are seeing and the result is people crying...
The other night after the New York Rangers lost to the Edmonton Oilers 2-0; John Tortorella took the easy way out rather than answer questions from the media.
"We Stunk and I am not going to answer any questions" he said and walked away before anyone could ask him a single question.
Those who defended Tortorella's behavior did not understand that part of being...
Unfortunately, no John Tortorella press conference tonight … he did his talking … or not-talking … at the morning skate, as is his option. Hopefully that won’t become a habit, because I’m not getting my aasen down here for morning skates very often, if ever.
Will have a Go Time later.
The Rangers are going to do this Blue Carpet thing for MSG Network. Not sure what...
The New York Rangers finally get
to hit home ice tonight after playing their first seven games on the road. The team battled through both poor play and injuries
on defense to come home with a successful 3-2-2 record. Much of the discussion this week is about how
nice it is for the Rangers to be with the opportunity to play in a partially
renovated Madison Square Garden...
The Blueshirt faithful entered the newly transformed Madison Square Garden with heads held high this evening, proud of the beautiful facility they were walking into for their beloved team's home opener. Three hours later, though, they left with their heads hung low realizing their club just dropped their fifth of eight games this season. The hope was that coming home after...
The New York Rangers want nothing more than to be home right now since they've been on the road since game one of the regular season, but there is one last game to play before they do so and that will come tonight against the Winnipeg Jets. This will be the Rangers' first return to Winnipeg since 1995, so there's a lot of history that goes along with tonight's match...
A few interesting things post-game. First, John Tortorella said he was told Brandon Dubinsky’s unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the third period was for throwing snow on the goalie. He and Ryan Callahan both said the calls on the disallowed goals were correct.
Henrik Lundqvist said he was distracted, ahead of himself, on a couple of the goals. But he also was asked about whether...
John Tortorella believes so much in Brad Richards that he uses the veteran center as a barometer for younger Rangers. When second-year forward Derek Stepan earned his way onto the top line after two games, Tortorella said the 21-year-old was receiving the opportunity because he "gets it," because he understands how to play and carry himself as a professional at a young age.