Found January 19, 2012 on NY Rangers Blog:
After yesterday's practice, John Tortorella talked the state of health on his defense corps, plans for when Michael Sauer and Steve Eminger are healthy enough to return to the lineup, Carl Hagelin's play, and what Ryan Callahan's true value to the Rangers is... For the players thoughts on the Penguins, injuries and more, click the "Read More" tab below. Michael Sauer and Steve Eminger talk about their prospects for returning to the lineup, while Henrik Lundqvist, Mike Rupp, Brandon Dubinsky, and Brandon Prust talk Penguins... Blueshirts United also goes 1-on-1 with Michael Sauer here and Derek Stepan here.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at

Video: Owner James Dolan Compliments Rangers, Tortorella Responds

Sorry for the overload on videos today, but here's a clip of the widely talked about brief meeting with the press that team owner James Dolan did following last night's 3-0 win over the Nashville Predators. In his quick speech, Dolan talked about the New York Rangers being "close" to Stanley Cup contenders, to which head coach John Tortorella clearly voiced his...

Tortorella Puts Stanley Cup Talk To A Quick End

via Katie Strang of ESPN New York, Rangers owner James Dolan upstaged coach John Tortorella at his post-game press conference, making a rare appearance in front of the media. Dolan, who seemed giddy following the Rangers’ 3-0 win over the streaking Predators, said he feels the Rangers are “pretty close” to winning the Stanley Cup. After Dolan dismissed himself following two...

Injury Updates on Sauer & Eminger

Pat Leonard reports that Michael Sauer is considered day-to-day with his concussion, but did participate in this morning's skate as seen in this pic twitted out by the Rangers...Leonard also says that Steve Eminger (shoulder) will not be ready until at least after the All Star break....great to see Sauer skating around again. Amazing to think with how good this defense has been...

John Tortorella’s Postgame Interview After Loss To Pittsburgh

… as you can see, Torts is very disappointed about the loss to Pittsburgh. It also seems the writers are on par with the bloggers asking about Marc Staal and why he is getting so many minutes so soon. He just does not look good and has a TON of rust. 

Julien, Tortorella named coaches for upcoming All-Star Game

Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien and Rangers' bench boss John Tortorella have been named as coaches for the upcoming NHL All-Star Game.Julien and the rest of the Boston Bruins assistant coaching staff will handle the coaching duties for Zdeno Chara's team. Julien and his staff were bestowed the honor for leading the Bruins to last year's Stanley Cup title.John Tortorella...

Video: John Tortorella’s Postgame Interview After Victory over Nashville

… I can’t say it enough, Torts is doing a phenomenal coaching job with the Blueshirts. There 62 points are a HUGE reflection on his coaching.  Henrik helped guide the Rangers to this victory with yet another shut out. Nashville is a VERY good team so to get a 3-0 shutout victory shows the NHL [...]

Dolan speaks post-game!

Some weird happenings after the game … First, because somebody asked, Dan Girardi got the hat. Then Jim Dolan—who hadn’t spoken to the hockey writers in probably five or six years—walked into the press conference with John Tortorella, and talked about the direction of the team, and when he started talking about the Stanley Cup, Tortorella stopped him … and after Dolan...

Practice Notes: Injured Practice; No Conditioning for Wolski; Lines; Dolan

Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that all three injured defensemen Michael Sauer (concussion), Steve Eminger (shoulder) and Jeff Woywitka (foot) skated in non-contact orange jerseys today. Still no time table on Sauer and Eminger.Leonard also reports these lines from practice...Hagelin-Stepan-GaborikDubinsky-Richards-PrustFedotenko-Boyle-CallahanMitchell-Anisimov-RuppRegarding...

Torts won’t reign on Dolan’s parade

Coach John Tortorella may find it absurd to discuss a championship 44 games into a season, as owner James Dolan did following the Rangers’ 3-0 win over Nashville on Tuesday, but Tortorella isn’t angry Dolan said he thinks the team is “pretty close” to capturing its first Stanley Cup...

Did Dolan Jinx the Rangers?

After last night's 3-0 win against the Predators, Rangers team owner James Dolan surprised everyone by speaking to the media for the first time since 2003 and said this (via Andrew Gross)..."This is very spur of the moment," Mr. Dolan said. "We were just in the coach's office. I'll answer the questions - chill (this was to Tortorella, who was prodding Mr...

Rangers-Predators in review

Bizarre night topped by Jim Dolan, all smiles and giggles, popping into John Tortorella’s press conference. I think what happened is that Dolan was in Tortorella’s office and the coach asked him if he wanted to do the press conference instead of Torts. And Dolan took the dare and went down the hall and into the room with him, and when he saw the shock of the reporters he decided...

Richards ticked at Cooke’s cheap shot; Tortorella on Boston

Was busy at post-practice today, working on Ryan Callahan story for the weekend. But did have time to get Brad Richards’ angry reaction to that pile of carcillo Matt Cooke’s slew foot, and John Tortorella talking about Boston tomorrow. Richards missed practice with a neck that “locked up” after the game, but said he had no symptoms of a concussion (he missed 10 games...

Making A Case For Extended Video Replay On Disallowed Goals

NHL officials have always taken their fair share of grief. But lately, ever since some questionable calls in the Winter Classic drew the ire of Rangers head coach John Tortorella, controversy has reigned supreme in the NHL, especially when it comes to disallowed goals. No officiating system will ever be perfect, regardless of sport. But what if some calls recently are less about...

Some post-game interviews

Had some technical difficulties with my story, and with my recorder. So all I’ve got in the way of post-game audio is a short Dan Girardi/Henrik Lundqvist interview and the John Tortorella presser. John Tortorella: Dan Girardi/Henrik Lundqvist:

Julien, Tortorella, McLellan to coach NHL All-Star game

Boston's Claude Julien, New York Rangers' John Tortorella and San Jose's Todd McLellan will be the head coaches for the 2012 NHL All-Star Game.
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