Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 8/17/12

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 spoke with Jim Cerny at Blueshirts United about the Rich Nash acquisition..."We did some homework on Nash---(Brad Richards) knows him a little bit, I talked to other players in the league and to coaches that have coached him---and it is the right fit. And it is the right time of his career to be here. I think he has the hunger to get there and become that go-to guy in the playoffs."Tortorella also discussed Nash's demeanor..."The thing I like about Nash---and I haven't even met him face to face---in one conversation with him, he's all business. And everyone I have talked to about him says he's not a real high-maintenance guy, wants to play hard, wants to play every day and practice every day. I think we have him at a really good time in his career, and I think he's going to fit in with us tremendously."...i am just too fired up for this team for there to be a lockout. Please God, don't let it happen!...based on what I'm hearing from coaches and players I'd be shocked...
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