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Bergen Record - Rangers' John Tortorella says Devils coach should 'just shut up'New York Post - Rangers’ Tortorella: Devils coach needs to ‘shut up’New York Post - Devils coach DeBoer heeds Torts’ 'shut up' adviceDaily News - Torts still hot after Blueshirts' brawlWall Stret Journal - It's Always Fight Night at the GardenNewsday - Tortorella blames Devils coach for fightsRemember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at

Tortorella Responds to Deboer And Rightfully So

In last night's postgame analysis of the Rangers' 4-2 win over the Devils at Madison Square Garden, I included a recap of the events that took place between the opposing benches before the puck dropped for the opening faceoff. As I said yesterday, I was seated directly behind the benches, so was fortunate enough to get a first-hand view of John Tortorella's explosion...

Video: Tortorella Talks Red Wings, Deboer and Work to Be Done

Head coach John Tortorella met with the media following Tuesday's practice in New York, and as I posted on the blog yesterday, had a mouthful to say about New Jersey Devils head coach Pete Deboer and the situation that was created at the beginning of the rivalry match-up on Monday. Also, Tortorella made some other comments about the work that still needs to be done moving forward...

Rangers coach Tortorella to Devils' DeBoer: 'Shut up!'

While their respective teams were busy fighting on the ice Monday, New York Rangers coach John Tortorella fired back at New Jersey Devils coach Peter DeBoer one day later. After DeBoer called Tortorella a "hypocrite" for objecting to his starting lineup of enforcers, the latter responded with two words: "Shut up!" The Atlantic Division rivals didn't waste...

Has Zuccarello Really Sparked Power Play?

The Rangers power play was 0 for 5 on Saturday, and is currently in an 0 for 9 slump, but John Tortorella feels Mats Zuccarello has sparked the man-up unit (via Bergen Record)..."When you're on a power play, the way we judge it, this is our movement with and without it and are generating momentum within the game and we certainly did. Zucc has really added with his shot and...

Devils DeBoer Wonders If John Tortorella Is a Hypocrite After Early-Game Fisticuffs

What have we here? Two bitter rivals in close proximity? Check. Mutual hatred amongst fans? Check. Opposing players criticizing one another in the media? Check. And now, it seems, the head coaches aren't exactly the best of friends, either. The Rangers and Devils played the last of three recently spirited matchups tonight to close out their season series, and started it off...

Video: Torts, Rangers Ready for Red Wings

John Tortorella spoke about how the team played to its identity in the win over New Jersey that clinched a playoff berth. He also spoke about the line brawl that opened up Monday night's game and how it could have been -- and should have been -- avoided.... Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Callahan, and Brandon Prust chatted about clinching a playoff berth, Monday's intense victory...

Game opening hockey brawl excites everyone

Courtesy of Tonight's Healthy Scratches, in what other sport can you see something like this three seconds into a professional game?!? Watch the video below, and you'll see why hockey is awesome; as there's no better way to start a game than with three simultaneous fights and blood flying all over the place: That is how you announce an unexpected brawl on...

Video: Torts, Girardi Ready for Devils

John Tortorella talked Mats Zuccarello and Tim Erixon as well as explained where his team's focus is heading down the stretch of the season...For Dan Girardi's thoughts on the Rangers recent play, click the "Read More" tab below. Dan Girardi discusses how the team is attacking its latest challenge in trying to hold on to first place in the Eastern Conference...

Postgame: Rangers Fulfill Needs, Including Clinching Playoff Spot, in Win Over Devils

The New York Rangers needed a response tonight and they got it. The Rangers needed two points to spread their lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins for first place in the East, and they got them. The Rangers needed to clinch a playoff spot with a win against their rivals and they got it. Tonight’s 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden was all you could’ve...

Rangers Going to Give Erixon a Look

Pat Leonard at the Daily News has John Tortorella's thoughts on the recently recalled Tim Erixon..."He looks a little stronger out of his uniform. He makes a great pass to Step, just a really patient play. That's what we're hoping to get out of him, is someone to get us out of our end zone, can add something to our second power play. There's some work to be done...

Videos Before Bedtime (3/19)

It was an interesting rock em sock em Monday Night.  Hey maybe next time the coaches can go at it.  Enjoy the videos.           Have a great night and stay classy John Tortorella!

Pregame: Rangers Look to Clinch Playoff Spot Tonight Against Devils

The New York Rangers may have lost two straight games to the Pittsburgh Penguins and Colorado Avalanche, but they will still have the opportunity to officially clinch a playoff spot with at least a point in tonight's match-up with the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. With both the Washington Capitals and Winnipeg Jets losing on Sunday, the Blueshirts' magic...

Fire and Ice

AP Image By Christopher Decker (@HockeyGuy_Chris) There are some that say staged fights to start a game should be eradicated from the league – understandable. There are others who will even go as far as saying that fighting should be banned from the game entirely. Maybe it’s those people who are too concerned with fighters being fighters that really can’t appreciate a good...
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