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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.
• Weird, sometimes, how things work out. Steve Yzerman will spend the summer trying to upgrade his goaltending while the goalie he didn’t want in Tampa, Mike Smith, is lighting it up with the Phoenix Coyotes.
• The 2008 NHL Draft is quickly turning classic: Among the grads — Steven Stamkos, Alex Pietrangelo, Drew Doughty, Erik Karlsson, Jake Gardiner, Jordan Eberle and Tyler Myers.
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BEST OF MAXIM
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...
[Note from Nick Montemagno: As you all know, Michael Spinner (@MichaelSpinner) has been doing the weekly 'This Week in Hockey' write-ups here on The Rangers Tribune for a while now. Well, his plan for this weekend's column was to talk about the Jack Adams race in the NHL, and in the process discuss the job John Tortorella has done with the Rangers. After what occurred...
Bergen Record - John Tortorella fined $20,000 for remarksBergen Record - Gulitti: These guys deserve some NHL hardwareNew York Post - BROOKS: Rangers should hope for favorable first-round foeDaily News - Stepan looks OK, Torts hit with fineNew York Times - Tortorella, Fined for Comments About Penguins, Turns Focus to CapitalsNewsday - NHL fines Torts $20,000 for Penguins remarksRemember...
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...
Step aside Vancouver, the Pittsburgh Penguins are looking like the NHL's new most hated team. After a knee-on-knee hit by Brooks Orpik on Derek Stepan, during Thursday's contest between the Rangers and Penguins, John Tortorella had some harsh post-game comments for the Penguins organization."That's one of the most arrogant organizations in sports," Tortorella...
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...
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...