Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 11/20/14

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'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 their job, but Torts is notorious for not giving out information during the playoffs. So this national guy, who obviously isn't around Torts everyday, needs to realize this is what the Rangers coach does and shut his mouth.

...if there's video later, I'll post it.

Here's reaction from a Caps blogger. Get over yourself, guy...

Torts is so wonderfully entertaining, though I'm not sure we should be enabling his behavior - assoholism is a serious disease.

— JapersRink (@JapersRink) May 1, 2012

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