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John Tortorella

John Tortorella
John Tortorella, 50-year-old Boston native, replaces fired New York Ranger coach, Tom Renney. Tortorella is know as "The Torch" who guided the Tampa Bay Lightning to the 2004 Stanley Cup championship and left some scorched earth along the way.
John Tortorella, 50-year-old Boston native, replaces fired New York Ranger coach, Tom Renney. Tortorella is know as "The Torch" who guided the Tampa Bay Lightning to the 2004 Stanley Cup championship and left some scorched earth along the way.
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  • Penguins' Sidney Crosby should win NHL's most valuable player award

    Penguins' Sidney Crosby should win NHL's most valuable player award
    The regular season will end Sunday, and so will the voting period for the NHL's individual trophies. Colorado Coach Patrick Roy is too brash to win any popularity contests but he deserves to win the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year, an honor...
  • NHL pluses and minuses: Sharks create a special moment for fan

    NHL pluses and minuses: Sharks create a special moment for fan
    Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: + The San Jose Sharks touched many hearts by going all-out to grant the wish of 17-year-old Sam Tageson, who has a debilitating heart condition. They signed...
  • Flyers goalie's dash to fight unwilling foe may prompt rule tweak

    Flyers goalie's dash to fight unwilling foe may prompt rule tweak
    It's the equivalent of putting a stop sign at a busy intersection after an accident, but the NHL will consider modifying its rules after it found no specific rule to support further punishing Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ray Emery for his rink-length...
  • Canucks Coach John Tortorella has dropped the rude 'tude

    VANCOUVER, Canada — Anyone who saw John Tortorella's testy, 20-second news conferences when he coached the New York Rangers might have been shocked Monday when he conducted a cordial 20-minute session before the Canucks' morning skate at Rogers...
  • After trade, Nash sees new hope in New York

    New York Rangers forward Taylor Pyatt initially thought the team's equipment managers might not like him as much as Rick Nash. Each day, Pyatt would glance over to Nash's adjacent locker at the team's practice facility and notice long socks, wristbands,...
  • No pushovers left for Penguins

     
    The disparity in parity between the Eastern and Western conferences was on full display in Round 2 of the NHL playoffs. The Western Conference gave us two great series while the Eastern Conference matchups were like watching a baby seal......
  • NY Rangers Featured In HBO's '24/7: Road To The NHL Winter Classic'

    NY Rangers Featured In HBO's '24/7: Road To The NHL Winter Classic'
    HBO's groundbreaking series 24/7: Road To The NHL Winter Classic debuted on Wednesday night, and the first episode will focus on the paths the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers have taken over the last week. HBO Sports Sr. Producer Dave Harmon...
  • Brad Richards turns down Kings, signs with New York Rangers

     
    Free agent Brad Richards agreed to a contract with the New York Rangers on Saturday, turning down an offer the Kings had made during an elaborate presentation Friday at the office of his agent, Pat Morris. A Kings spokesman confirmed......
  • Sean Avery allegedly called a homophobic slur by Wayne Simmonds

     
    Sean Avery apparently confirmed to reporters what everyone thought they saw on TV during the a preseason NHL game -- that Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds called the New York Rangers winger a homophobic slur....
  • Helene Elliott's NHL team-by-team preview

    Helene Elliott's NHL team-by-team preview
    Will the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins meet in the Stanley Cup finals for a third straight spring, or will the San Jose Sharks find the gumption to match their talent? There's no consensus winner in either conference, mostly because even...
  • NBC analysts rip Manny Fernandez, as do Rangers

     
    Speaking of weekend sports (see post below), NBC was nice enough to allow me to hang out with analyst Pierre McGuire during Sunday's Bruins-Rangers game, both between the team benches during the action and between periods during his sessions with......