Originally posted on Rangers Report  |  Last updated 10/10/11

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 30: Head coach John Tortorella of the New York Rangers during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on January 30, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Rangers 3-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
John Tortorella: (I asked him what kind of things the Rangers can do now that they’re home): “Practice, practice. Practice, practice. Who used to say that?” Told it was Allen Iverson, then told that Iverson used it in a different vein … “Put it in the opposite vein of him. That’s how I feel about it, yes.” “We need to, again, the biggest part is the grinding part of the game, the contact part of the game, underneath the hashmarks. We just have not had enough of that after we left (playing) in such big (rinks). There’s just no contact. That’s a huge part of the National Hockey League game. We played two games in National Hockey League sized (rinks) but to get into the kind of shape and the grind and the mindset, you need to practice that. I think that’s the biggest thing for us, to get into that mindset.” He cut off a question that began … “How do you feel …?” by saying “Awful.” Then realized that wasn’t the question. “I’m sorry. Go ahead. Finish your que
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