Found November 29, 2011 on Ranger Nation:
According to Jim Cerny of, John Tortorella had the following to say about Marc Staal: …Of course, this is great news to hear. Clearly, Staal has a long road back, but at least he has gotten back on that road. While some fans may want to see Staal back as soon as possible, it [...]

Pregame: Rangers Set to Face Crosby and Pens, Marc Staal Skates

The New York Rangers made a strong statement this past weekend when defeating conference rivals Washington and Philadelphia. At 12-5-3 through twenty games played this season, the Blueshirts currently find themselves sixth overall in the East, and their past two wins proved that they deserve to be there. However, a win tonight against the first place Pittsburgh Penguins would prove...

Marc Staal: “I feel like I’ll be back”

According to Jim Cerny of Blueshirts United, Marc Staal said the following to reporters:  ”I think the rate of improvement the last month or so, I feel like I’ll be back (this season).” Other quotes from Staal: “That’s the plan. I just want to make sure I’m healthy to get to back and start playing.” [...]

Biron in Goal Tonight; Staal, Rupp Skate with Team (Update: Deveaux Sent to Whale)

Update, 12:45 p.m.:Andrew Gross adds that while its been a couple weeks without headaches for Staal, he still has bad days sprinkled other words, still no where near ready to play.Update, 12:31 p.m.:Rangers anounce that Andre Deveaux has cleared waivers and is being assigned to the Whale....was actually really surprised with the talent level of Deveaux, but with the way...

Staal Begins to Skate

Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that Marc Staal, who has been symptom-free for at least the last five weeks, has entered the next phase of his recovery from the concussion he sustained in February by beginning to skate on his own.Staal, sidelined all season, skated at the Rangers' practice rink yesterday and again this morning after having been cleared by the club&...

Rangers’ Staal begins skating

Marc Staal, symptom-free for at least the last five weeks, has entered the next phase of his recovery from the concussion he sustained in February by beginning to skate on his own, The Post has learned. Staal, sidelined all season, skated at the Rangers’ practice rink yesterday and again this...

Power Rankings (Week of 11/28/11) drops the Rangers three sports to #5 in their most recent power rankings...5. Rangers - The Rangers continue to impress with nine wins in their past 11 games. The Blueshirts also lead the league in goals allowed per game. So, just how good will they be when Marc Staal returns?The Hockey News (7) and TSN (6) also released their power rankings.Remember to follow me on Twitter...

Tortorella pre-game, short and not very sweet

I’ll put up the brief audio in a moment. But suffice it to say, you knew it was going to be quick if anybody A) asked about Sidney Crosby or B) asked about Marc Staal … especially since there was really nothing much more to ask. So it was short. Unfortunately, I turned off the recorder when it was over, before Tortorella stopped and turned to the media and said, “Do we...

Balance Is The Best Offense

It’s no secret that when the Rangers are on their game they are playing John Tortorella hockey to a “tee.” This team is built around their 2-1-2 forechecking scheme and their ability to separate players from the puck in dirty areas of the ice. It’s their “identity,” as I am sure you’ve heard. But not all of our offense should or will come off of the forecheck. In order...

John Tortorella Post-Practice Interview

… Torts likes what he sees from his team finally, they have started to play with the energy and consistency he preaches on an everyday basis to the team.  Let’s hope they can show everyone what type of team they are tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Will we will the inconsistent Rangers or the consistent [...]

Postgame: Rangers Make Major Statement with Win over Penguins

Head coach John Tortorella may not be considering tonight’s win a “measuring stick” game, but I sure as hell am. The New York Rangers showed guts, determination and skill tonight, and in the process overcame the best team in hockey right now. The Rangers made a statement tonight, and that statement is that they plan on competing this season. This team is no joke, and they showed...

Pregame: Rangers Look to Keep Rolling Against Canes

The theme of the Rangers' past three wins has been the discovery of their identity, which head coach John Tortorella claims the team has played closest to in their wins over the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins. Defeating the Penguins, specifically, made a statement for the Blueshirts that they are a team that means business in the Eastern Conference this year. The...

Rangers Playing Close to Their Identity

Andrew Gross at Rangers Rants has numerous quote from John Tortorella on what's going right with the Rangers..."I think the past two or three games has been as close to our identity as we've gotten this year."It's a big part of our identity is our physical play," Tortorella said. "Our faceoffs, Brad Richards from Day 1 has been really good. Last night...

Rangers Try to Avoid Letdown vs. Hurricanes

Blueshirts United has this quote from John Tortorella on playing the struggling Hurricanes tonight..."It's an important point. I don't think any team is a bad team in this league. (Carolina) has struggled, and I know their record tells you that, but they are a good hockey club. I'd be lying if I said that when you play your divisional games---the Philly and Pittsburgh...

Post-game interviews

Here are some post-game interviews, and John Tortorella’s press conference. John Tortorella: Brad Richards: Marian Gaborik: Henrik Lundqvist:

Hagelin Has Opportunity to Stick with Rangers

Andrew Gross at Rangers Rants reports that John Tortorella has liked what he's seen from Carl Hagelin but it doesn't mean that he's earned a permanent stay with the Rangers yet but the rookie winger certainly has the opportunity to turn this call-up into that....i've been posting about Hagelin on this blog for the past two and a half years, so it's awesome to...
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