Found December 08, 2011 on New York Rangers ? New York Post:
Rangers coach John Tortorella confirmed what was expected. Defenseman Mike Sauer has been diagnosed with a concussion after taking a substantial hit from Toronto’s Dion Phaneuf in Monday’s 4-2 loss and will miss tonight’s home game against the Lightning. “I don’t know what grade,” Tortorella said...

John Tortorella’s Very Brief Postgame Interview

… the happy Torts over the last dozen or so games was not the Torts that was at the postgame interview last night, rightfully so.  Rangers need to learn how to shut down Toronto, so far they are the only team in the league they are having a lot of trouble with. 

Tortorella pre-game presser

John Tortorella spoke about Michael Del Zotto’s progress, about what he expects from Anton Stralman tonight, and how his team has, for two seasons, dealt with injuries without being effected. Here is the pre-game press conference: John Tortorella:  

VIDEO: Dion Phaneuf Destroys Mike Sauer With a Bone Crushing Check

If you were to take a poll of the hardest hitters in the NHL, the Toronto Maple Leafs Dion Phaneuf would rank at or near the top of that list.  The Leafs captain is known league wide for his devastating, and usually clean bodychecks that have been known to rattle some opponents teeth. The Rangers Mike Sauer learned the effects of a Phaneuf hit the hard way during their game against...

Torts: Biggest Improvement for Del Zotto is Mindset

Prior to last night's game John Tortorella discussed Michael Del Zotto's progression this year (via Blueshirts United)..."The thing that's encouraging to me is that I think he listened as we were going through some steps last year, and made some adjustments as far as the mental part of the game," stated Tortorella. "He came into camp in really good shape...

HBO goes behind scenes with Tortorella, Rangers

Discouraged by an early-season loss to the Oilers, Rangers coach John Tortorella held a 16-second press conference where he left without taking any questions. Tortorella will have a much harder time avoiding the cameras and microphones over the next month. HBO began shooting for their four-episode 24/7 series earlier...

Dion Phaneuf Drops Huge Hit on Mike Sauer (Video)

The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New York Rangers 4-2 last night.  Dion Phaneuf of the Maple Leafs dropped one of the biggest hits of the year on Ranger Mike Sauer.  Sauer's helmet went flying and he dropped like a bad habit.  He was somehow able to get up and off the ice on his own power.  This is precisely why Hockey is a mans game.  Big props to both players on the...

Dion Phaneuf Crushes Mike Sauer

Toronto Maple Leafs Dion Phaneuf absolutely pulverized the Rangers’ Mike Sauer Monday night with a hit which could be the best of the NHL season thus far.  Check out the below video to see what I mean: Click here to view the embedded video. via Hot Clicks Link to original article: Dion Phaneuf Crushes Mike Sauer Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Sauer Has A Concussion

This news should not come as a shock, but Andrew Gross is reporting that Mike Sauer indeed has a concussion following the massive hit by Dion Phaneuf in the Rangers 4-2 loss on Monday night (video below). The hit was clean, but Sauer’s helmet came off and he hit his head on the boards, which is the likely cause of the concussion. John Tortorella has said that Sauer is day-to-day...

Leafs' Phaneuf Crushes Rangers' Sauer With Huge Hit (w/ video)

During the third period of Monday night's game between the New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs, Leafs' captian Dion Phaneuf leveled Rangers' defenseman Michael Sauer with a huge hit along the boards.  Sauer was pinching down from the point to keep the play alive and try to get the Rangers the tying goal when Phaneuf stepped up and destroyed him.  Sauer did not...

Video: Torts a Fan of Girardi All Star Write-in Campaign

During his post practice press conference yesterday John Tortorella was asked about his thoughts on the Dan Girardi All Star write-in campaign. Here's what he said (1:50 mark)... it me or has the defunct Girardi campaign randomly picked up steam the last two days?...what a strange question to ask Torts. But the Rangers coach gave an inspiring answer. I really may get...

Rangers’ win streak ends at 5

At first glance, last night’s Rangers’ 4-2 defeat to the Maple Leafs at the Garden can be attributed to an especially slow start against an especially fast team. But a closer look reveals that questionable third-period coaching by John Tortorella contributed at least equally to the end of the...

Slap Shot: Rangers Put Discussion of Boogaard Off Limits

Players and Coach John Tortorella declined to speak substantively about the news that their former enforcer Derek Boogaard, who died last May, was found to have had a degenerative brain disease.

Dion Phaneuf's Dad Gets High Fives After His Son Decapitates A Ranger

The NHL's radical realignment means four conferences that will need names, so how about the Michael Sauer Memorial Conference after the late Rangers defenseman, taken in the prime of his life by this clean hit from last night. Just kidding! He's not dead. He's being evaluated by doctors with an "upper body injury," which is...

Rangers D Sauer out with concussion

New York Rangers defenseman Mike Sauer has been listed as day-to-day due to a concussion. Sauer suffered the injury in Monday's game against Toronto when he took a shoulder check from the Maple Leafs' Dion Phaneuf. Sauer has already missed five games this season with a strained shoulder. He has a goal and two assists in 19 games.
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