Found January 10, 2012 on
The Rangers Tribune:
When you're leading the National Hockey League with a 26-9-4 record on the season and have won your past four games, it is easy to lose focus and forget what's gotten you there. Head coach John Tortorella is making sure that won't be the case with his New York Rangers as he is making every attempt he can to make sure this team remains on task and maintains its focus despite its frequent success.
A prime example was yesterday's practice, which followed a full day off for the team on Sunday. Prior to hitting the ice, Tortorella went over tape with the players and pointed out how poorly they actually played in the first period in last Friday's win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Following that, Tortorella sent the team back to the locker room after being on the ice for just a over a minute, and told them to return when they were ready to battle harder and put forth a better effort. He was not happy with what he saw from his team as far as work ethic.
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Neal Auricchio Jr., the Iraq War vet and police officer who was beaten at the Winter Classic on Jan. 2 received a call from John Tortorella and will be a special guest of the coach at an upcoming game.
The New York Rangers are rolling out a blue carpet for the fan who was beaten in Philadelphia last week.
Neal Auricchio Jr., 30, the Iraq war hero assaulted by Flyers fans following the Jan. 2 Winter Classic, will be the guest of head coach John Tortorella at Madison Square Garden for the Feb. 27 game against the Devils.
Tortorella phoned Auricchio Monday to personally extend the...
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The New York Rangers are doing what they can to support the fan who was assaulted at Geno's Steaks. According to David Li of the New York Post, Neal Auricchio Jr. will be the guest of John Tortorella at an upcoming game.
Neal Auricchio Jr., 30, the Iraq war hero assaulted by Flyers fans following the Winter Classic, will be the guest of Coach John Tortorella at New York’s...
The first place New York Rangers may be on a four-game winning streak and leading the entire NHL with a 26-9-4 record, but head coach John Tortorella has not made it a secret that he hasn't been satisfied with the club's play in their last two games. In an eventful practice on Monday that followed a day off on Sunday, Tortorella sent his squad back to the locker room a minute...
David Li at the New York Post reports that Neal Auricchio Jr., 30, the Woodbrige police officer and Iraq war hero assaulted by Flyers fans following the Winter Classic, will be the guest of John Tortorella at the Ranger's Feb. 27th game against the Devils.Tortorella phoned Auricchio Monday."It absolutely lifted his spirits," wife Maria Auricchio told The Post. "...
… I am glad he praised the third and fourth lines as they were huge this game, especially John Mitchell. Mitchell has heard a lot of hate towards him from a decent size portion of the fan base who believe Avery would be a better fit on the third line then him. Mitchell played HUGE [...]
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The New York Rangers plan to honor the police officer who was beaten by thugs outside a popular Philadelphia restaurant following last week's NHL Winter Classic.
The New York Post reports that Woodbridge, N.J. police officer and Iraq war veteran Neal Auricchio will be the guest of honor at the Rangers Feb. 27 game against the New Jersey Devils.
The Rangers head coach John Tortorella...
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Andrew Gross reports that John Tortorella took the team off the ice at the beginning of practice because he didn't like what he was seeing. Allowed them to hit the reset button.Torts on the restart..."I figured we'd start again. It's human nature when you're finding ways to win some game, it's human to forget some of the details."Torts added that the...
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Here is the audio from the post-game lockerroom and the coach’s press conference:
Hard to believe just about half a season has gone by.
Ya boys return from their little hiatus on a four-game winning streak, with wins in nine of the last 10 and still in first place in the Patrick Division, in the Eastern Conference and in the whole National freakin’ Hockey League.
Same lineup. That means Erik Christensen, Wojtek Wolski and Jeff Woywitka are all...