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Follow @thenyrangers Share Rangers head coach John Tortorella and San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan will be co-coaches of the NHL All-Star Game team captained by Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson. Tortorella and M...

Video: Owner James Dolan Compliments Rangers, Tortorella Responds

Sorry for the overload on videos today, but here's a clip of the widely talked about brief meeting with the press that team owner James Dolan did following last night's 3-0 win over the Nashville Predators. In his quick speech, Dolan talked about the New York Rangers being "close" to Stanley Cup contenders, to which head coach John Tortorella clearly voiced his...

John Tortorella Postgame Interview After Huge Win Against Bruins

… it’s amazing when the top guys step up and take over the game. Richards looked a bit better through the first 2 periods but did not look good at all in the 3rd, not sure what is going on with him.  Gaborik was amazing, as was Lundqvist. Another player that played VERY good was [...]

John Tortorella’s Postgame Interview After Loss To Pittsburgh

… as you can see, Torts is very disappointed about the loss to Pittsburgh. It also seems the writers are on par with the bloggers asking about Marc Staal and why he is getting so many minutes so soon. He just does not look good and has a TON of rust. 

Julien, Tortorella named coaches for upcoming All-Star Game

Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien and Rangers' bench boss John Tortorella have been named as coaches for the upcoming NHL All-Star Game.Julien and the rest of the Boston Bruins assistant coaching staff will handle the coaching duties for Zdeno Chara's team. Julien and his staff were bestowed the honor for leading the Bruins to last year's Stanley Cup title.John Tortorella...

Torts won’t reign on Dolan’s parade

Coach John Tortorella may find it absurd to discuss a championship 44 games into a season, as owner James Dolan did following the Rangers’ 3-0 win over Nashville on Tuesday, but Tortorella isn’t angry Dolan said he thinks the team is “pretty close” to capturing its first Stanley Cup...

Julien, Tortorella, McLellan to coach NHL All-Star game

Boston's Claude Julien, New York Rangers' John Tortorella and San Jose's Todd McLellan will be the head coaches for the 2012 NHL All-Star Game.

Richards ticked at Cooke’s cheap shot; Tortorella on Boston

Was busy at post-practice today, working on Ryan Callahan story for the weekend. But did have time to get Brad Richards’ angry reaction to that pile of carcillo Matt Cooke’s slew foot, and John Tortorella talking about Boston tomorrow. Richards missed practice with a neck that “locked up” after the game, but said he had no symptoms of a concussion (he missed 10 games...

Making A Case For Extended Video Replay On Disallowed Goals

NHL officials have always taken their fair share of grief. But lately, ever since some questionable calls in the Winter Classic drew the ire of Rangers head coach John Tortorella, controversy has reigned supreme in the NHL, especially when it comes to disallowed goals. No officiating system will ever be perfect, regardless of sport. But what if some calls recently are less about...

Video: Torts, Rangers Talk Pens, Injuries & More

After yesterday's practice, John Tortorella talked the state of health on his defense corps, plans for when Michael Sauer and Steve Eminger are healthy enough to return to the lineup, Carl Hagelin's play, and what Ryan Callahan's true value to the Rangers is... For the players thoughts on the Penguins, injuries and more, click the "Read More" tab below. ...

Some post-game interviews

Had some technical difficulties with my story, and with my recorder. So all I’ve got in the way of post-game audio is a short Dan Girardi/Henrik Lundqvist interview and the John Tortorella presser. John Tortorella: Dan Girardi/Henrik Lundqvist:

Rangers slumping into All-Star break

Are the wheels starting to fall off of the car that is the New York Rangers?Though the Rangers are not in dire straits, they are limping into the All-Star break. In their last five games they’ve gone 2-3 with losses in three poor outings against the Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens and, most recently, the Pittsburgh Penguins. The slump has allowed the Boston Bruins, who defeated...

Daniel Alfredsson vs. Zdeno Chara: An in-depth comparison

"My little buddy here says I can have the firstpick. Right Daniel? RIGHT DANIEL?"The NHL has named the two captains in next weekend's all-star game in Ottawa, and they aren't big surprises. Hometown hero Daniel Alfredsson will lead one squad, while Bruins' defenceman Zdeno Chara will head the other.The two players are similar in many ways. Both are well-respected...

NHL Notebook: Alfredsson, Chara All-Star captains

Daniel Alfredsson of the host Ottawa Senators and the Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara will serve as captains for the NHL All-Star Game. Picked by their fellow All-Stars, they will lead the team-selection process at the Jan. 26 draft. The league said Wednesday that Team Alfredsson will wear white jerseys and red pants, with Team Chara in dark blue jerseys and pants.

Your All-Star Skill Competition

NEW YORK (January 20, 2012)—The National Hockey League announced today the events that will showcase hockey’s top talent in the 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Scotiabank Place during the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend in Ottawa. Live television coverage will be provided by CBC and RDS in Canada and NBC Sports Network in the United States...

Why The All-Star Game, Captains Don't Matter

Admit it. This was the most memorable moment of last year's All-Star Game. I hate being contrarian, or show Buzz Killington levels of pooping on parties, but I just can't muster up much caring for the NHL All-Star game this year. I couldn't muster up much for it last year, either. Or in 2009. Or even in 2008 when it was in my backyard. It's just not something that...
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