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John Tortorella’s tenure in Vancouver is reportedly over after just one disappointing season.
According to Farhan Lalji of TSN Vancouver, the Canucks will fire the head coach Thursday, one year after taking over for Alain Vigneault.
BREAKING - John Tortorella will be fired by #canucks tomorrow— Farhan Lalji (@FarhanLaljiTSN) May 01, 2014
Tortorella, who was in his first year of a five-year, $10 million contract with Vancouver, joined the Canucks after being fired by the New York Rangers. The Canucks went 36-35-11 under Tortorella, missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
The Canucks’ underwhelming season resulted in the firing of general manager Mike Gillis, who decided to hire Tortorella. Gillis’ dismissal coupled with Vancouver’s results with Tortorella at the helm have put his job in jeopardy for a while now, and it appears the team is ready to join the Nashville Predators, Washington Capitals and Florida Panthers in finding a new head coach.
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Dominic Moore, who was the Rangers nominee for the Masterton trophy at the end of March, was announced as a finalist for the award. The Masterton is awarded each year to the player “who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey.” The nominees are selected by members of the PHWA. Moore […]
The poster is about 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide, and it has been hanging in the Rangers’ locker room now for over a week.
A vacant cutout of the Stanley Cup takes up most of the frame. “Above and Beyond” is written above it. “EARN IT” is in all capitals below. The background is a montage of great moments from the Rangers season.
And now, after Wednesday night’s thrilling...
On Tuesday, Kozari was back on the job, working Game 6 of the Philadelphia Flyers-New York Rangers series at Wells Fargo Center, exhibiting the gnarly aftermath of the puck to the face he took just days earlier. During Saturday’s Eastern Conference quarterfinals match-up between the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings at TD Garden, referee […] The post NHL ref Steve Kozari sports...
Typically when you hear about a big fight occurring at a hockey game it involves a bunch of players from the two teams--but not at Tuesday night's Philadelphia Flyers/New York Rangers game. No, the big fight was in the stands.And when I say big I mean big.@PlazzmaticIf you are at work put your headphones on or turn the volume down; there is quite a bit of cursing going on in...
The Pittsburgh Penguins will face the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Rangers eliminated the Philadelphia Flyers is a grueling seven-game series, defeating the Flyers in game Wednesday night. Most Pens fans wanted the Rangers to beat the Flyers and for good reasons, as the Penguins are a much better matchup against the Rangers. The Pens will also have...
It wasn’t only the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers players battling each other on Tuesday night. Fans of the two hockey teams got into a bit of a disagreement and then exploded into fisticuffs during Game 6 at Wells Fargo Center. If only the Rangers had this much fight in them on Tuesday night when they lost 5-2.
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The New York Rangers visit the Philadelphia Flyers for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Wells Fargo Center starting at 7:30 p.m. The Rangers lead the series 3-2. For a preview, visit Yahoo! Sports.
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The New York Rangers lost to the Philadelphia Flyers by the score 5-2 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, tonight. The series is now tied 3-3. For a box score, go to Yahoo! Sports.
…you guys didn’t really think the Rangers were going to win in six games did you? They never disappoint do they. Actually had to send my wife out during second intermission for a Xanax...
The match-up is set. The New York Rangers won game seven tonight and will move on to face the Pittsburgh Penguins in round two.
The New York Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, tonight. The Rangers win the series 4-3. For a box score, go to Yahoo! Sports.
…aaaaaaaaaaand exhale. At the end of the day, the better team won this series. If not for the special team struggles, the Rangers probably dispose of the Flyers in five or six games. But that...
The 2014 #NHLAwards Masterton finalists are…http://t.co/MJVoqSnzia Winner will be announced June 24 in Vegas. pic.twitter.com/I9E21JH02S
— NHL (@NHL) April 30, 2014
…got to love the Rangers theme for this trophy. Wonder if they’re all nominated for having to persevere through having Glen Sather as a general manager.
…in all serious, these are three outstanding nominees...
Bergen Record - Rangers top Flyers, 2-1, in Game 7
Bergen Record - Rangers rely on supporting cast to beat Flyers in Game 7
New York Post - Rangers beat Flyers in Game 7, Penguins up next
New York Post - With Flyers dispatched, Rangers have chance to make run
New York Post - Dan’s the man! Carcillo’s goal fuels Rangers
New York Post - Rangers’ McDonagh: Discipline...
I always find it interesting to see how the opposing team views the Rangers going into a series. So here’s some thoughts from the Penguins on what they expect from the Blueshirts starting tonight.
Evgeni Malkin on Henrik Lundqvist (via Pittsburgh Post Gazette)…
“He’s my favorite goalie. My favorite goalie to watch (laughs). I like him a lot. But he can’t stop every shot...