John Tortorella

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Will He Be Back? Brad Richards’ Future With Rangers In Doubt

Brad Richards would like to continue his career with the New York Rangers. That decision was his two summers ago, but now it is out of his hands.

05/28/2013

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Henrik Lundqvist On Extension With Rangers: ‘We’ll See’

The reigning Vezina Trophy winner, who is again a finalist this year to be named the NHL’s top goalie, wouldn’t say whether he’d be open to negotiating a new deal this offseason.

05/28/2013

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Hartnett: Buying Out Playoff Passenger Brad Richards Makes Too Much Sense For Rangers

Brad Richards is without a role and will soon be bought out by the Rangers because of a shrinking salary cap and long offseason checklist for GM Glen Sather.

05/27/2013

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Tortorella Shoulders Some Of The Blame For Rangers’ Second-Round Exit

While Tortorella didn’t want to use injuries as an excuse, the Rangers were severely hampered by a number of key injuries.

05/26/2013

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Hartnett: Character, Rather Than Skill, Defines Tortorella’s Resilient Rangers

The Blueshirts are very far from being a perfect hockey club – but they’re even further from being branded as a common, run-of-the-mill team.

05/24/2013

Rangers center Brad Richards (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Rangers Coach John Tortorella Explains Benching Of Brad Richards

“Kiss my a– if you want to run something different,” said Torts. “It’s not about blaming that guy, and I don’t want anyone to pile on.”

05/24/2013

Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers celebrates his game-winning goal in overtime against goalie Tuukka Rask and Dougie Hamilton of the Boston Bruins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Game 4 Hero Kreider Says There’s ‘No Quit’ In Rangers

The Rangers dug out of their deficits and were still tied at the end of regulation. Surely the overtime bug would bite them again, no? No. Not this time.

05/24/2013

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Silverman: John Tortorella’s Coaching Moves Likely To Bury Rangers

Tortorella is writing his own epitaph. Unless his defining messages bring about a miracle, he seems to be in his final days of coaching a team that has been a heartbreaking disappointment each of the last two playoff years.

05/23/2013

Rangers center Brad Richards (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Brad Richards Named A Healthy Scratch For Game 4 Against Bruins

Struggling Rangers center Brad Richards says he will be a healthy scratch Thursday night as New York faces elimination in Game 4 against the Boston Bruins.

05/23/2013

Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers makes a save against the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

In 0-3 Hole, Rangers Focusing On First Step Against Bruins

Any kind of comeback now starts with Game 4 in New York. Three teams have recovered from an 0-3 hole to win an NHL series.

05/23/2013

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Hartnett: Brad Richards Reduced To Passenger Role On Rangers’ Road To Ruin

Brad Richards has become a helpless passenger on the Rangers’ road to ruin, and he only has himself to blame for his undesirable situation.

05/22/2013

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On Brink Of Elimination, John Tortorella Has ‘Full Faith’ In The Rangers

“We’ll meet (Wednesday), practice, and we’re going to try to win a game,” Tortorella said. “That’s all you can do. Down 3-0, it’s a very tough situation, but I have full faith in our athletes. They will be ready to play another game.”

05/22/2013

Milan Lucic #17 of the Boston Bruins is congratulated by teammates after scoring in the third period against the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Can They Do It Again? Rangers Staring At Uphill Climb In 2nd Straight Series

History is hardly on the Rangers’ side. New York is 2-19 in series in which it trailed 0-2, and no NHL team has won consecutive series after losing the first two games.

05/20/2013

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Hartnett: Hands Off The Panic Switch — Rangers Are Far From Done

No team has ever come back from 0-2 deficits in back-to-back series in NHL history. If there’s ever a team that might do it, it’s Tortorella’s prideful Rangers.

05/20/2013

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Tortorella Says There’s ‘No Give’ In Rangers As Series Shifts To N.Y.

The Blueshirts aren’t about to go down against the Bruins without a fight as their series heads to Madison Square Garden.

05/20/2013

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