Last week after episode one, I wrote that I wanted to see more of Lundqvist, Girardi, Staal, Sather, and of course Torts in episode two. Fortunately, most of my wish was granted. As promised, here is episode two. Enjoy!
People’s irrational hate for John Tortorella has finally started to die down. Obviously the Rangers performance is driving this, but I would like to think 24/7 has helped as well.
Last night’s episode definitely revealed different sides of his personality that we don’t usually get to see or read about. The scene in the film room showed what a great teacher he is and that his compliments are just as strong as his criticisms. And obviously we also got to see a more humanitarian side of him.
What about everyone else? What was your favorite moment? Please don’t say it was Sean Avery getting out of his car.
… love the coaching by Torts this year although the “Pro Avery Lifers” will disagree, but Torts is doing a hell of a job with this team and the youth is all here now because of John Tortorella. Give the man the props he deserves.
… Torts is right, the team finally has confidence on the ice. Now if only that confidence could move over to the Power Play. If the PP was clicking like the rest of their offensive game than this team would be down right dominate through every game. Other than the PP, no complaints.
Short and sweet.
Same lineup tonight. Jeff Woywitka re-injured his foot this morning and won’t play. Not sure if it’s now worse or if he’ll be out longer.
He talked about Martin Biron very briefly, and about Mike Rupp. Wouldn’t answer questions on “24/7”
Episode 1 lived up to the hype. It featured a whole lot of swearing (as usual), John Tortorella ripping into Marian Gaborik and Ilya Bryzgalov telling us about the universe.
Episode 2 also promises to be good (I won’t spoil anything for you).
The New York Rangers will continue on with rivalry week this evening when they host the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden for the first time this season. The previous two matches between these teams, which were played in October and November, both took place at Nassau Coliseum. So far the series is split, with the Islanders taking the first match-up and Brad Richards'...
Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that after the game John Tortorella said Marian Gaborik was fine after taking a slash to the shoulder on his goal last night....great news! Got to admit, I was real worried watching him wince in pain on the bench. The season actually flashed before my eyes.Here's video of the play...
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Just when I was getting all over Brandon Dubinsky, the guy comes through and gives the Rangers a much needed boost. It wasn’t even about the goal he scored, his presence on that 3rd line helped the Rangers roll 3 lines all night without a problem, sprinkling in some 4th line action as well. That is the way John Tortorella wants to run a hockey team anyway. It’s the way he...
Pat Leonard says Jeff Woywitka was seen wincing as he tested out his injured foot during the morning skate.Leonard adds that Woywitka felt more mobile today, but will work with the trainers to determine if he can play tonight in New Jersey....i'd rather see a healthy Erixon in there over an injured Woywitka any day. Let's hope for a scratch for the Rangers defenseman.Speaking...
Here’s the post-game audio. The Dubinsky file begins with a question you won’t hear, about tomorrow’s Winter Classic preview.
Michael Del Zotto:
(this one might be a little quiet; he speaks softly and I couldn’t get close)
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