Following Disappointing Season, Rangers Fire Coach John Tortorella The Rangers fired combative coach John Tortorella on Wednesday, four days after New York was eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Hartnett: Don’t Buy Into The Fear; Lundqvist Will Finish His Career With Rangers This city offers Henrik Lundqvist everything he desires. He isn’t going to turn his back and throw it all away.
Silverman: Tortorella Must Go — Rangers Need New Philosophy And New Leader Sather and the Rangers need a new philosophy and a new leader. Tortorella’s hard-edged discipline serves a purpose, but it’s not going to bring the Rangers a championship.
Kallas: If Your Goalie Stands On His Head And You Still Lose, What's Next? So what happened to the New York Rangers? Did they take a step back this year? Well, coach John Tortorella says no, but the correct answer -- from goalie Henrik Lundqvist -- is yes.
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.
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.
Hartnett: Buying Out Playoff Passenger Brad Richards Makes Too Much Sense For RangersBrad 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.
Tortorella Shoulders Some Of The Blame For Rangers' Second-Round ExitWhile Tortorella didn't want to use injuries as an excuse, the Rangers were severely hampered by a number of key injuries.
Hartnett: Character, Rather Than Skill, Defines Tortorella’s Resilient RangersThe 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.
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.”
Game 4 Hero Kreider Says There's 'No Quit' In RangersThe 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.
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.
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.
In 0-3 Hole, Rangers Focusing On First Step Against BruinsAny 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.
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.