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John Tortorella's afternoon press conference was a bit tense today. Here's the most memorable confrontation...Reporter: "Are you this way with us just because you don't like dealing with us?"Tortorella: "No."Reporter: "Or is there a strategy behind not ..."Tortorella: "What are you being a wise a**?"Reporter: "No, I'm being sincere."Tortorella: "I'm being sincere, too. I'm not gonna give you much information. Some of you guys sit here and tell me I'm curt or whatever. I'm not gonna have a staring contest. If you don't ask me questions, I'll just leave. So that's the way it is. I'm sorry I'm not a guy that wants to converse about everything during the playoffs. I'm not."Apparently this back-and-forth was with a national writer.For the rest of the transcript visit the Daily News.For audio visit the Rangers Report....got to feel for the writers who are just trying to do t...
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