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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...
  • Canucks name Desjardins new coach

    Canucks name Desjardins new coach
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks have named Willie Desjardins their new head coach. Desjardins spent the past two seasons as the head coach for the Dallas Stars' American Hockey League affiliate in Texas. He led the Texas Stars to...
  • Stanley Cup Final: Kings? Tired? Fuhgeddaboudit

    Stanley Cup Final: Kings? Tired? Fuhgeddaboudit
    Hours before Game 2, Kings Coach Darryl Sutter acknowledged his team was showing signs of being tired after three seven-game playoff series and a Game 1 overtime opener of the Stanley Cup Final. Add on a double-overtime Game 2 victory and a cross-...
  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • 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......
  • 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......
  • Rangers fan fave Mike Milbury talks about Ovechkin

     
    The Rangers and Capitals will play Game 2 of their first-round series at 1 p.m. Saturday on NBC, whose analyst Mike Milbury had this to say about the Caps' Alexander Ovechkin: "As electrifying a player as I've seen." What about......
  • NBC analyst credits Tortorella's lemon-squeezing

     
    NBC will show Game 6 of the Rangers-Caps series Sunday, if necessary. Analyst Pierre McGuire on the Blueshirts: "It doesn't take a genius to say that Henrik Lundqvist has been the difference-maker but I also give a lot of credit......