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John Tortorella, head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, looks on against the New York Rangers in his first game back at Madison Square Garden on November 30, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Silverman: Surprise, Surprise! Tortorella Scuffling While Rangers Have Hope

The Rangers at least have some hope with Alain Vigneault behind the bench. The Canucks have none of that with John Tortorella, whose head coaching career is almost certainly in its final weeks.

03/12/2014

Vancouver head coach John Tortorella looks on against the New York Rangers in his first game back at Madison square Garden on Nov. 30, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Canucks’ Tortorella Suspended 15 Days After Going Ballistic Vs. Calgary

Tortorella went to Calgary’s locker room at intermission following the first period Saturday night, which began with several fights and four game misconducts per team. Vancouver won the game 3-2 in a shootout.

01/21/2014

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: 7 Ways That Rangers’ Vigneault Is Proving His Worth

It’s taken some growing pains, but the Rangers have finally figured out Vigneault’s possession-based uptempo system, which requires intensive skating, crisp, intricate passing and defensemen understanding when to join the attack.

01/21/2014

Head coach John Tortorella of the Vancouver Canucks watches from the bench. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Canucks Coach John Tortorella Involved In Hallway Altercation With Flames

The Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames engaged in a wild first-period brawl Saturday night which later carried over to Canucks coach John Tortorella being involved in an alternation in the hallway outside of the Flames’ dressing room.

01/19/2014

Chris Kreider (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Vigneault Is Being Rewarded For Belief In Chris Kreider

Kreider’s blazing speed, dominant natural strength on the puck and assertive style of play is earning him significant attention in the Calder Trophy race.

12/02/2013

John Tortorella (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Tortorella Nearly Tasted Sweet Success With The Rangers

Had John Tortorella allowed offensively-gifted players to express themselves — he might’ve lifted the Stanley Cup down The Canyon of Heroes and been universally loved by Rangers fans.

11/30/2013

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Silverman: Rangers Can’t Afford A Lost Weekend With Canucks Coming To Town

The Rangers didn’t need a win in in this game, but they had to match the Bruins hit for hit and show they could skate and play with Boston.

11/29/2013

Head coach Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers watches from the bench against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 3, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Silverman: Vigneault Has Rangers Cruising In The Right Direction

The Rangers have turned their miserable start around, but they must keep hitting the accelerator hard. If they do, their win over the Penguins will not be a fluke. It will be the jumping off point of a team that is going to be in contention for the Eastern Conference title for the remainder of the season.

11/08/2013

Rangers forward J.T. Miller, right, is checked by the Oilers’ Jordan Eberle during a preseason game at Rexall Place on Sept. 24, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Miller’s Competitive Fire Forces Rangers’ Vigneault To Keep Him

J.T. Miller wasn’t supposed to be on the plane when the Rangers headed west to Phoenix to embark on a nine-game road trip to open their 2013-14 regular season campaign. Score one for perseverance.

10/03/2013

John Tortorella (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images) and Brad Richards  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Torts Has ‘Damaged’ Relationship With Richards; Regrets How It Played Out

“It kills me, it kills me,” Tortorella told TSN. “That kid there … that kid there, I grew up with him. I learned a lot from him in Tampa. We grew up together in Tampa. I don’t know where (the relationship) went.”

10/02/2013

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, left, blocks a shot by the Kings’ Tanner Pearson during a preseason game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 27, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Hartnett’s Fearless 2013-14 NHL Regular Season & Stanley Cup Predictions

The new NHL comes to life when the puck drops on Tuesday night. Four brand spanking new divisions (some with geographically confusing names) will be introduced. From there, it should be chaos as usual.

10/01/2013

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault ((Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images); Canucks head coach John Tortorella (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Vigneault Will Win Over Rangers Fans By Being The Anti-Torts

So begins hockey’s version of “Trading Places.” Two opposite personalities in Vigneault and Tortorella are thrown directly into each other’s former worlds.

09/26/2013

Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella laughs while taking part in an interview after a press conference announcing him as the new head coach of the team, June 25, 2013 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Silverman: Forget That It’s The Preseason, Rangers-Tortorella Is Must-See TV

Preseason hockey? Normally a supreme waste of time, but not in this case. The Rangers are on a long preseason road trip and they will be facing the Vancouver Canucks in the great Pacific Northwest. And you know what that means. Torts.

09/25/2013

Marek Hrivik (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Predicting The Rangers’ Opening-Night Roster

A number of prospects including Marek Hrivik, Danny Kristo and Connor Allen could crack the Rangers’ opening-night roster.

09/25/2013

Glen Sather (L) and Alain Vigneault (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Season Preview: Rangers HC Alain Vigneault Brings Softer Tone To MSG

The message from the New York Rangers’ bench might not be any different from in years past. The tone in which it is delivered most likely will be.

09/24/2013

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