Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 4/30/12
The NHL announced that John Tortorella along with Ken Hitchcock of the St. Louis Blues and Paul MacLean of the Ottawa Senators have been voted as finalists for the 2012 Jack Adams Award.

...i know most hockey experts feel Hitchcok is the favor, but the last time I checked Tortorella led the Rangers to the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference with key injuries on defense all season long. And don't forget that Torts kept this team together despite starting the season in Europe, then the long road trip to Western Canada due to MSG renovations as well as the Winter Classic and the all the 24/7 hype. MacLean and Hitchcock didn't have anything even close to the distractions that could have derailed their teams. To me it's a no brainer for Torts.

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