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Andrew Gross tweets this quote from John Tortorella on Erik Christensen..."He's the full package...It's a matter of doing it every night."...i know EC had a nice game on Monday, but let's not get crazy here Torts. The guy has never topped 35 points in his career....if Torts thinks EC is the full package I'd love to hear what he calls Messier.Gross also reports that there is no updates on Mike Rupp (knee) or Marc Staal (concussion).For Torts full pre-game presser quotes visit Gross' blog by clicking here.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at

Tortorella answers back at Sharks star’s dig

The Rangers won’t face the Sharks anymore in the regular season, but coach John Tortorella got in his blows yesterday at San Jose center Joe Thornton for calling the Blueshirts “soft.’’ An incensed Tortorella branded the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Thornton as a “classless’’ individual who’s never won anything and...

Will Sean Avery Be Wasted By John Tortorella?

<img border="0 src=" http:="""" images="" pixel.gif"="" mce_src="" "="">If one conclusion can be drawn from the handful of NHL games played thus far, it is simply that the Rangers are desperately lacking in terms...

Gaborik shoots Rangers to 2-1 win over Ducks

Erik Christensen and Marian Gaborik juked and scored on Jonas Hiller in Thursday night’s shootout, giving the Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.

Video: John Tortorella Rips Into Joe Thornton

… good for Torts that he didn’t let the “soft” comment from Sharks center Joe Thornton slide.  Hat tip to Adam Rotter of for the video. 

Avery In Tomorrow, Rupp Will Undergo Surgery

According to Andrew Gross, head coach John Tortorella has confirmed that forward Sean Avery will be in the lineup for tomorrow's game against the Montreal Canadiens with Wojtek Wolski (groin) sitting out for sure. This will be Avery's first game of the season since he was only recalled from the Connecticut Whale of the AHL on Monday. Mike Rupp, meanwhile, will be undergoing...

No Avery Tomorrow vs. Ducks

As I anticipated, head coach John Tortorella has confirmed that he will be going with the same lineup tomorrow versus the Ducks as he did on Monday against the San Jose Sharks. That means Sean Avery, who practiced with the team for the first time today, will not suit up.  Avery told the Daily News that he completely understands why he will not be in the lineup, and agrees with...

Awesome: Rangers John Tortorella Isn’t Feeling Sharks Joe Thornton

New York Rangers coach John Tortorella didn’t take kindly to San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton calling his team “soft” following New York’s 5-2 victory over San Jose on Monday night. “It surprised me, and I’ve never heard a player say that,” Tortorella told reporters after Tuesday’s practice, according to the New York Daily News. “Joe’s a heck of a player...

Staying Consistent

This is something the New York Rangers need to do in order to be successful and win hockey games this season. With that in mind, Rangers’ bench boss John Tortorella will be sticking with the same lineup that won on Monday night against the San Jose Sharks tonight when his team takes on the Anaheim Ducks at Madison Square Garden. For the Blueshirts, that would be something consistent...

John Tortorella says Joe Thornton should ‘just shut up’ after Sharkes captain calls NY Rangers soft 

John Tortorella did not appreciate Sharks captain Joe Thornton calling the Rangers soft after the Blueshirts defeated San Jose, 5-2, Monday night. Not one bit.

Despite Avery's Return Rangers Should Stick With Same Lineup Thursday

In case you were living under a rock from just before noon Tuesday until now, you know that Sean Avery is back with the New York Rangers and will join the team for practice tomorrow.  Those who wanted Avery back have gotten at least part of what they wanted and those unhappy about the return need to get over it and cheer for him when he puts on that Rangers sweater and steps...

Avery’s Back in NY for Sloppy Thirds…

Per the request of John Tortorella Sean Avery <a title="Avery "excited"" href="" target="_blank">is back in the Big Apple. It’s good to hear those two are friends again…. HA!  I can only hope that the Rangers start tanking cuz if they do, the shizz will hit the fan.  I still don’t see...

Post-game interviews

Some post-game stuff. Henrik Lundqvist sounded relieved to finally win a shootout. Marian Gaborik was glad to get the call in the breakaway contest. John Tortorella knew Gaborik’s awful career stats in the skills competition. Tortorella also talked about the top four Rangers defensemen, and spoke honestly about Jeff Woywitka (who wore the Broadway Hat) fitting in the lockerroom...

Ducks lose in SO for fourth straight loss

NEW YORK (AP) -- Both Marian Gaborik and Rangers coach John Tortorella know the star forward isn't much of a shootout player. Neither one cared when New York finished overtime tied with the Anaheim Ducks. With a stuttery head fake and a little shimmy, Gaborik fooled Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller and tucked the puck behind him in the final round of a shootout to give the Rangers...
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