Found May 14, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo, It’s a remarkable story, really. Tortorella is a finalist for the Jack Adams Award, which goes to the NHL’s coach of the year based on the regular season. On the surface, he seems to have nothing in common with the other finalists. The St. Louis Blues’ Ken Hitchcock, another crusty old Cup winner, toned down his act to relate to today’s players. The Ottawa Senators’ Paul MacLean cleaned up the toxic environment left by former coach Cory Clouston, lightening the atmosphere. Tortorella hasn’t toned down or lightened up anything. Yet he has taken one of the youngest teams in the league and built an identity to match his – hard, scrappy, committed. As he likes to say, the Rangers defend their asses off. They are best known for blocking shots. They won the East in the regular season, and now they have won two seven-game playoff series and made their first conference final since 1997. You have to dig deep to understand why, to discover that Torts h...

Rangers coach irritated by ringing cell phone

Following The New York Rangers 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils John Tortorella was giving a presser and a phone went off, which didn’t make J.T. too pleased. Jay Greenberg of The New York Post was the unlucky lad who had forgotten to put his phone on silent, and when it interrupted Torts, the gloves came off. Torts responded in typical and glorious fashion with profanity...

Do You Want Tortorella As Team USA Coach In 2014?

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, John Tortorella’s image has taken a beating in the Stanley Cup playoffs and if he had any ambition to coach the U.S. Olympic team in 2014, well, he can probably forget about it now. Tortorella’s very short, snarky, combative press conferences have made for fine television moments — if that kind of thing makes you laugh — but it hardly...

Rangers coach John Tortorella 'Next Question' mix

NY Rangers coach John Tortorella treats hockey's post season as if it's harder or more intense than any other sport's playoffs are. So Hockey Night in Canada gave the DJ the 'Next Question' mix... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Rangers must learn from other Game 2s

John Tortorella did not ascribe any particular significance to Wednesday night's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final. His captain did. Ryan Callahan, the heart and soul and conscience of the New York Rangers, sat at his stall after a midafternoon practice at Madison Square Garden and testified to the importance of taking a 2-0 series lead. "You definitely want it....

Rangers head coach John Tortorella would like your cell phone turned off (Video)

After the Rangers 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals, New York head coach John Tortorella was doing the usual postgame interview when a cell phone went off during it. The phone belonged to New York Post reporter Jay Greenberg and for some reason irked Tortorella as he decided to scold him publicly for it: (Courtesy of Puck Daddy)

Video: Torts, Rangers Ready for Game 2 vs. Devils

John Tortorella discusses the Game 1 win over the Devils and how individual players have developed and contributed to the team this year and into the post-season... For players thoughts on tonight's Game 2, click the "Read More" tab below. Players get ready for Game 2... Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at ...

John Tortorella doesn't like the cell phone

Cosby Sweaters nabbed this earlier and we were out and this is too good not to put up late so enjoy John Tortorella v a media member's cell. Every time you check twitter or facebook, think --... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Video: Torts "Next Question" Remix

Meanwhile, Don Brennan at the Ottawa Sun feels that John Tortorella is a jerk for the way he treats the media..."We ask coaches and players questions on behalf of the fan base. And Tortorella, who is abrupt and ignorant unless he has just won a series, is basically telling the customers to mind their own business.But his business is their business. He doesn't have to reveal...

See, Torts Can Have Fun With the Media

Great moment with John Tortorella and Pierre McGuire during in-game interview last night......almost fell off my couch laughing when I saw Torts smiling after saying "I'm not telling you" to McGuire. For all the people who think he's an arrogent jerk, just try to remember the guy we all watched during the 24/7 series. That's the real Torts. And his smile after...

John Tortorella doesn't like it when a media member's cell phone rings during press conference

New York Rangers coach John Tortorella doesn't like it when cell phones go off during his press conferences. I don't blame him. Check out this video and Tortorella's response to a cell phone ringing.

Don't be that guy - Torts unloads on reporter for having cell phone on

The ongoing joke during the Stanley Cup Playoffs has been the Rangers head coach John Tortorella and how short his press conferences have been. As a person that been to a few post-game press conferences – sometimes the coaches just don’t want to talk to the media nor are they in any mood to answer questions from the media jackals. Don’t be that guy – you also don...

Leave the game alone – Part Deux

There seems to be a lot of discussion on what would open up the game of hockey. Some want to get rid of shot blocking; others want to limit the number of players that can line up in front of their goal. Some have suggested that the size of the goalie equipment is making goal scoring hard. Now Rangers head coach John Tortorella has chimed in, Torts would like to see the return of...

It's Time for Rangers to Win a Game Two

The New York Rangers have accomplished many feats throughout the 2012 postseason, but they have yet to win a Game 2 in either of their previous two series against the Ottawa Senators and Washington Capitals. Both of which, by the way, came after taking Game 1 at Madison Square Garden, only to let the momentum slip two nights later when they hit the ice again. Since the Rangers...

Rangers shot-blocking mentality, the next media gripe

____ is killing hockey. That seems to be the only headline that moves the dial in Canada these days. Every couple of weeks it’s something else that is supposedly destroying the game. First it was keeping a hockey team in Nashville, a market that was never supposed to succeed. Whoops. Then it was the Lightning’s 1-3-1 trap, which was supposed to lift them from mediocrity while simultaneously ...
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