Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 2/10/13
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In his Friday mailbag, Craig Custance at ESPN Insider was asked if John Tortorella's seat was getting warm due to the Rangers early season struggles... "Not this season. Tortorella is a great coach, but he's one with a shelf life. That's a tough style to play over a long period of time, but I'm confident that team turns the corner this season. He'll get them going. Now, if they miss the playoffs, then you start those conversations." ...agree with Custance here. Even if the Rangers struggle with inconsistency for the remainer of the year and God forbid missed the playoffs I don't think Torts gets fired this summer. However, there will be offseason grumblings about him needing a quick start to the 2013-14 season. If the continues its poor play next October, then yes I can see him gone by November. ...always hate talking negative hypotheticals, because what's really going to happen is that Torts guides the Rangers to the Stanley Cup this Spring and he'll be here for the nex...
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