Found May 29, 2013 on Sports-Glory:

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 


More fallout from the firing of John Tortorella

Mike Sullivan won’t be behind the bench next year either As the feeling of shock lifts from the Ranger fan community, we’ve begun to examine some possible replacements for coach John Tortorella.  The new man behind the bench will be the story of the offseason, but the departure of Tortorella could also have an impact on many other important decisions the franchise will make...

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...

What’s Lundqvist Really Trying To Say?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Henrik Lundqvist chose his words very carefully yesterday when the subject of a potential contract extension this summer was raised at yesterday’s breakup day, so I sure won’t put any words in his mouth. But know this: The words did not come out of the Rangers’ franchise player’s mouth that would have put owner Jim Dolan, general...

Richards' future with Rangers in doubt

Brad Richards would like to continue his career with the New York Rangers. That decision was his two summers ago, but now it is out of his hands. The former star center joined his Rangers teammates on Monday in cleaning out their lockers following a disappointing five-game loss to the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The defeat struck Richards even harder because...

Rangers fire Tortorella as coach

The Rangers fired combative coach John Tortorella on Wednesday, four days after New York was eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs. Tortorella was unexpectedly dismissed with one-year left on his contract. He led the Rangers to the Eastern Conference finals last year and into the second round this year before New York was eliminated in five games by the Boston Bruins. The fiery...

Addressing Henrik Lundqvist’s extension comments

After a frustrating end to the Rangers’ season in Boston several days ago, the voracious New York media was bestowed with the “We’ll see” heard round the world.  Henrik Lundqvist’s non-committal response to his future in New York almost imploded the entire hockey media.  Articles were written, page hits were had, and ad revenue rained down on media outlets.  Many observers...

Bruins Rely on Depth, Teamwork in Eastern Conference Finals Against Penguins (Video)

Even New York Rangers coach John Tortorella acknowledged that the Bruins’ depth this postseason is one of the team’s biggest strengths. Bruins coach Claude Julien plans to use that fact to his advantage when his fourth-seeded Bruins match up against the No. 1 seed Pittsburgh Penguins in the Easter Conference Finals.The Pens certainly have some big names on their side, but the...

Marian Gaborik reacts to the Rangers firing Tortorella

It's no mystery that numerous players have had a difficult time playing under John Tortorella. The former head coach of the New York Rangers can be a difficult man to speak with, a lesson the media has learned several times over. His aggressive style might have led to his demise as fans and analysts speculate that Henrik Lundqvist's future with the Rangers might have been...

New York Rangers Fire John Tortorella

On Wednesday afternoon, the New York Rangers announced that they had relieved John Tortorella of his duties as the team’s head coach.The post New York Rangers Fire John Tortorella appeared first on Committed Indians.

Mike Francesa trashes ESPN for not giving him credit for breaking John Tortorella's firing

On today's edition of Joe & Evan on WFAN in New York, Mike Francesa broke into the broadcast to break the story that the New York Rangers had fired coach John Tortorella. ESPN then did what ESPN does when a competitor breaks a big story: credits "sources", and doesn't name the source. I thought that policy was supposed to be changing. Anyway, after ESPN...

Placing Blame for $100 please

So Long John Tortorella (New York Rangers) OK now that we have had 24 hours to digest that John Tortorella was fired by Glen Sather on Wednesday as the coach of the New York Rangers that it is also time to separate fact from fiction. Or better yet can the hockey media stop acting like they are a bunch kids sharing playground gossip about who was under the bleachers with the supposed...

Mike Francesa beats John Minko on John Tortorella firing; Blasts ESPN for not crediting him

Mike Francesa reports that John Tortorella had been fired, scooping John Minko who would have read the AP report a minute later. Francesa upset that ESPN credits sources after NYR announce via... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Mike Francesa calls ESPN clowns for taking his John Tortorella scoop

New York radio host Mike Francesa went nuts on ESPN for trying to steal his “scoop” that the New York Rangers had fired head coach John Tortorella.  He went on a tirade saying, “What a bunch of clowns they are…they are just embarrassing, embarrassing.”  The full audio can be heard here: I have no idea whether he has any actual proof, but if you look at some time stamps...

Mike Francesa fielded a nutty call in which the caller claimed responsibility for John Tortorella's firing

Dino in Roslyn...perhaps he and not the AP was Mike Francesa's John Tortorella firing source. **Follow us on Twitter or Return to us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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