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New York Rangers coach John Tortorella was fined $20,000 by the NHL on Friday for his comments following the team's 5-2 loss in Pittsburgh on Thursday night.
Tortorella called the Penguins ''one of the most arrogant organizations in the league'' during a profanity-laden tirade that focused on Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik's knee-to-knee hit on Derek Stepan.
''It's a cheap, dirty hit. I wonder what would happen if we did it to their two whining stars over there,''
Tortorella said, referring to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. ''I wonder what would happen. So I'm anxious to see what happens with the league with this. Just not respect amongst players. None. It's sickening.''
Orpik was given a major penalty and a game misconduct, but wasn't fined or suspended.
''They whine about this stuff all of the time, and look what happens?'' Tortorella said. ''It's ridiculous. But they'll whine about something else over there, won't they?''
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Head coach John Tortorella blasted the Penguins following a game between the teams, calling them "one of the most arrogant organizations in the league."
Johnny Torts has been fined 20K for his remarks last night. [ NHL.com ]
And NY Beat writer Larry Brooks melted down via Twitter about it:
Hahaha no clue when this letter went out, but apparently it was only mailed to Larry Brook's mind. If he is referring to this letter, there doesn't seem to be any mention of Mario threatening to sell the team. But...
New York Rangers coach John Tortorella not only questioned a late-game, knee-on-knee hit by Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik, but the fiery bench boss took it a few steps further Thursday night.
"It's one of the most arrogant organizations in the league," Tortorella said of the Penguins, who won 5-2 at Consol Energy Center. "They whine about this stuff...
Twenty thousand? Well worth it.
Okay, maybe New York Rangers head coach, John Tortorella, wasn't exactly channelling his inner Olaf Sanderson when he went on his tirade against the Pittsburgh Penguins last night, but he said what nearly everyone has been thinking.
Either way, the NHL decided to slap the fiery, yet never dishonest, coach with a $20 thousand fine earlier today...
Securing a spot in the playoffs has been the New York Rangers’ ultimate regular season goal since the onset of the season; but, it’s how they are doing it that is so impressive and, perhaps, so vital in the end. Coach John Tortorella has stressed working on the details since he took over behind the [...]
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Last time I asked Tortorella a question about Penguins, he said, "I don't talk about the other team." That has changed, apparently
(Joe Starkey is a sports writer with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.)
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War has been declared.
It was expected that the Pittsburgh Penguins would retaliate the first chance they got after Rangers head coach John Tortorella lashed out against them following last night's game, calling them an "arrogant" organization and referencing Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin as "whining stars".
But the actual retaliation, which came...
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, As If there had been any previous doubt, this week’s events demonstrated once and for all the Penguins are the NHL’s version of Made Men, not only untouchable but protected by the authorities against insult.
The league responded to John Tortorella’s withering verbal attack on the Pittsburgh organization, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin as...
Enough is enough.
The National Hockey League chose not to discipline Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik for his injury-intended knee-on-knee hit with Derek Stepan in the third period of Thursday’s game at the CONSOL Energy Center. They did not even bother to hold a disciplinary hearing over the phone for Orpik to discuss his dirty move – one they are supposedly...
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, • Next time John Tortorella is cashing one of those large New York Rangers’ cheques — rather than paying his share of fines — maybe he should take a moment to comprehend the reason the cheques are the size they are is because of talented “whiners” like Crosby.
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In his post practice press conference today, Sidney Crosby said this about John Tortorella calling him a whiner..."I don't know what he's talking about. I mean, if you want you can put a camera on us all game, put a camera on (Ryan Callahan) all game. You'll see who's over there more. He should worry about his own players."...Is he effin kidding me? Absolutely...
Tonight marks the end of the 2011-12 regular season for the New York Rangers, who have already clinched not only a playoff spot, but home ice advantage through the Conference Finals. However, game 82 on the schedule will have great importance to the Blueshirts for a multitude of reasons nonetheless this evening at Madison Square Garden. For one thing, they will be going up against...
There really is not too much to say regarding the New York Rangers’ 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins last night.
Yes, we can easily rehash Penguins’ defenseman Brooks Orpik’s hit on Derek Stepan and also what Rangers’ head coach John Tortorella had to say about it. With that said, it does not make sense to go over it again as we all know what was done and what was said...