Found January 02, 2012 on ESPN:
A feel-good, come-from-behind Winter Classic win over the Flyers didn't leave John Tortorella completely warm and fuzzy.

Torts apologizes, still will be fined

Rangers coach John Tortorella apologized for his comments following the Winter Classic accusing league officials of conspiring to send the game to overtime, yet he will be fined, but not suspended for said comments.

Tortorella says comments meant to be "tongue-in-cheek"

New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella has backed away from comments he made immediately following the Winter Classic which suggested the league and its officials may have conspired to create more drama.In the wake of New York's 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at Citizens Bank Park, Tortorella blasted the officiating, calling it "disgusting" in the final...

Tortorella will be fined, not suspended

Rangers coach John Tortorella will not be suspended, but he will be fined (the amount expected to be announced later today) for his comments about the officiating and an NBC conspiracy he made after the Winter Classic. Tortorella spoke with NHL VP Colin Campbell about the comments, and told reporters today that he regretted the words he chose, and that he will personally apologize...

NY Rangers: Tortorella Apologizes For Remarks, Should Have Received Medal

If you’re a fan of the New York Rangers or Philadelphia Flyers, or of hockey in general, you’re more than likely aware of certain comments made by Rangers' Head Coach John Tortorella following Monday's Winter Classic. Referring to the officiating in the third period as "disgusting" and "horrible," Tortorella also intimated that perhaps there was...

Source: Tortorella fined $30K for Classic rant

New York Rangers coach John Tortorella was fined $30,000 for his postgame comments about the officiating in Monday's Winter Classic, a source confirmed to

Flyers Goalie Controversy Takes Attention Off Rangers

PHILADELPHIA -- The hype leading up to this year's Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park has been unbelievable. The attention the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers have received has been Stanley Cup-like, as the entire hockey world, as well as the outside sporting world, prepares for what has become an annual main event to bring in the new year. Head coach...

Practice Notes: Lines; Sauer Works Out; Biron vs. Panthers?

Andrew Gross reports that John Tortorella keep the line together that he ended the Winter Classic with...Anisimov-Stepan-GaborikDubinsky-Richards-CallahanFedotenko-Boyle-HagelinRupp-Mitchell-Prust/ChristensenGross adds that Wolski skated with Boyle line but Torts says he will remain a healthy scratch tomorrow vs. Panthers....having lots of depth is always a good problem to have....

Rangers coach apologizes for 'tainting' 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...

Rangers' Tortorella sorry for ripping Classic refs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- 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:

Rangers See Conspiracies in Winter Classic Calls

John Tortorella wondered aloud about some of the calls at the end of the Winter Classic. And then he wondered some more.

Why Now?

From Katie Strang at New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal will make his season debut in the Winter Classic against the Philadelphia Flyers. Coach John Tortorella delivered the surprising news just hours before the league’s annual outdoor game, after telling reporters Sunday that Staal would not be available to play. While it was great to hear that Staal is...

Rangers' Marc Staal returns for Winter Classic

PHILADELPHIA — On Sunday, John Tortorella insisted his New York Rangers' lineup was going to be the same. No Marc Staal, who hadn't played since April 23 because of post-concussion syndrome. Monday afternoon, that all changed. Staal will make his season debut on the grand stage of the Winter Classic ...

For The Ages – Rangers @ Phillies Post Game Thoughts…

You know it was a horrendously reffed game when the winning coach makes a point of mentioning that it almost looked like it was rigged. I agree with him. Really that is all I could take away from this game, how blatantly it looked like the refs were trying to get the Flyers back in the game. The non call on Gabby, the unbelievable delay of game call, the call on Cally while the...

Flyers, Rangers won’t allow Winter Classic spectacle to distract

PHILADELPHIA -- Between the active rosters for the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers, only 11 players have participated in a previous Winter Classic game. For the rest, it'll be a new, exciting experience, but as the players and coaches know, two points are at stake -- a fact that's amplified by the current Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference standings with the...
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