Gotta love Rangers coach Torts


The slumping New York Rangers lost 6-2 to the New York Islanders Thursday night, leaving Rangers coach John Tortorella in a less-than-talkative mood.

Here’s all 33 seconds of Torts’ post-game news conference (photo above by Getty Images).


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  2. Caper says:

    He is the best! Whatever you think of him he is at least honest and real.

  3. FastCentennial says:

    Love how Torts conducted that interview sometimes I wish coaches do that more often especially with injuries, cuz i hate when the media speculates and talks so much b.s about something that didn’t even happen.

    Habsnation is still standing.

  4. Mr.Hazard says:

    He’s actually respectful with the media, for a change!

  5. Bugs says:

    Always said Tortie deserved to be considered as one of the greatest assets Tamper ever had, alongside V4 and St-Louie and the like.
    But why don’t reporters snap their notebooks shut and walk away after 5 seconds of this? Besides hoping for another fracas with Larry Brooks?

    Chillin like MacMillan, potty-boy says he’s L. B. Potter, esq.

  6. matraque says:

    Quiz… With 5 more wins, Habs would have as many Ws as?

    Canadien en 5!
    Never go Full Retard

  7. joshua94k says:

    Breaking news! Bob McKenzie tweeted just now that Sidney Crosby has decided not to play this season or the play-offs. His agent in a prepared statement said that Sidney wants to enjoy a long and healthy career and wants to be in top form for the Penguins to win more Stanley Cups. He feels he is not ready to face the tough hockey in the play-offs where hits are more dangerous. GM Shero stated that the Penguins support his decision and still have their goal to win the Cup this year.

    Happy April Fools Day !

    “It’s too much for one guy to shoulder. For us, we’re going to do it as a group. It’s about sharing that responsibility win or lose.” – Mike Cammalleri

    • 24 Cups says:

      All the kidding aside, that’s probably what Crosby should really do.

      Same goes for MaxPac. He would be a fool to risk his career just to come back for a few playoff rounds. I hope that’s the advice his parents are giving him.

      • ManApart says:

        Well if Max has no symptoms, he has no symptoms. It’s not risking your career when you have no concussion symptoms and gets the OK from the doctors to play, whether it’s now or next year.

        • 24 Cups says:

          That’s old school thinking and what is exactly wrong with today’s NHL. Look no further than Sidney Crosby.

          My point is, that given the recent history, why not take 7 months to totally heal and increase your chances of having no further long-term damage?

        • punkster says:

          If only that were true. Some basic research will show you the facts as they are known today about concussions, their causes and long term impacts. Max is playing with his life if he comes back too soon and maybe even if he plays at all, doctor or no.

          ***Subbang Baby!!!***

        • HardHabits says:

          Markov had the doctor’s OK. How long did he last?

      • _Habsoloutly_ says:

        I think players should do what the doctors tell them, not the team or their agents or anyone else. They need to listen to the people trained medically to advise them. So if the MD tells the player “you’re ready to go” I’m fine with the player playing.

    • mrhabby says:

      ha funny. happy april 1 to you. like that is ever going to happen with crosby staying away from the playoffs. it is interesting that the pens are in the playoffs with two great players mia. the pens coachs have done a superb job in getting the best out of the vets and young guys….sigh, sigh.

  8. Chorske says:

    Oh Torts. Talks when he shouldn’t. Doesn’t talk when he should.

    Give me laconic ol’ JM any day. Vulcans >>>> Klingons

    • Clay says:

      Klingons are way cooler though & tougher too. And when you need motivation, that’s who you call – not the Vulcans.
      I think Torts is what this team needs.

      The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  9. joeybarrie says:

    WAIT, I thought that having a coach like TORTS guaranteed your player wouldnt lose like that cause he yells alot. I mean he GETS FIRED UP. He yells at refs so they dont call his team for penalties, and he gets his players fired up and they dominate…. ISNT THAT RIGHT???????
    Cause when they beat us, all I hear is how having a coach like Torts would make sure we didnt lose badly…. Cause JM is just too calm, his players fall asleep on the bench…

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

    • Mattyleg says:

      Yeah! He gets worked up! Yell yell yell!
      I wish I had a coach like that, who would shout at the refs and walk out on press conferences!
      We’d win all the time!
      Nice, JB.

      —Hope Springs Eternal—

    • The Cat says:

      Everything in good moderation is usually mentioned along with that, but Im sure you knew that but posted that post anyways.

      [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

    • Lafrich says:

      Une minute svp…je prends quelques notes sur ca…ok…je suis pres..

      • Rudy says:

        This was a spit your coffee out moment this morning!

        “Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan

  10. SeriousFan09 says:

    Remarks from @HockeyProspect on Twitter Regarding D Jarred Tinordi.

    “Tinordi is playing great. He has improved all year long.”

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  11. Psycho29 says:

    Just to go off topic for a second….

    Those of you old enough to drive (or still young enough), you might want to gas up sometime today:

  12. Marc10 says:

    He should be pissed. The Rangers are in real danger.
    Then again, it’s not a bed of roses here either.

    I hear Gomer was guaranteeing that the team was going to show up when it matters at the launch of Renault Lavoie’s book.

    OK Gomer. But the applause will only come when you walk the walk. It’s time…

    Carey, Carey, Carey, Oi, Oi, Oi!!!

  13. coachdoug says:

    Torts is the real deal…no cliches or false emotions…

    Go Habs Go!

  14. SLYDER says:

    “Another one of those eh Brooksy?”

    …so why did he even face them for 33 seconds?

  15. observer says:

    Face it – a couple of those teams(Islanders, Devils, Leafs) who won’t make it are better hockey teams right now than Montreal or the Rangers are.

    • G-Man says:

      Face it: the LAffs have sucked for years and this “no pressure we are so far behind playoff drive” is all smoke and mirrors.

      2011 is the Year of the Hab (can I still say that?)

    • The Cat says:

      Islanders especially, I truly think they are an emerging offensive powerhouse.

      [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

    • joeybarrie says:

      So is it an NHL conspiracy that a better tea, LOSES more games???????
      So guess what else???????????????

      There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

      • Mr.Habby says:

        He said those teams are better than the habs and rangers “right now” not throughout the season but now as in say the last couple of weeks.

    • mdp2011 says:

      Face it, you’re an idiot!

  16. observer says:

    c/p from topic below this one
    Sound familiar?

    New York Daily News bb today

    Torts is a punk a$$ coach who should be fired immediately. He lets his team get the cr&p beat out of them and then gives the isles coach a dirty look at the end of the game. Torts is a punk and he had his team play like punks. Any coach that lets his team get pushed aropund like he did in the first period and throughout the game should be fired .

    Hey torts …you think after 2 years you could teach them how to work a power play…you waste. All you can teach them is how to turn the other cheek.

  17. Dave Stubbs says:

    Not certain that the coach must appear unless we’re talking playoffs. The dressing-room door must be open to the media five minutes after the final siren. The entire team is supposed to be available in the room, but that is virtually never the case in Montreal, nor I suspect anywhere else.

    I remember the west coast trip of a few seasons ago – the bowling trip. The Habs bombed in Calgary, the room was closed for 15 minutes and when the doors finally opened, EVERY GUY was at his locker. I recall the media mob almost fell down – then we all went to the usual sources.

    Dave Stubbs

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  18. RGM says:

    A question regarding these pressers: I assume that they’re League-mandated and the coaches MUST make an appearance. Are there any consequences for just showing up, stating you’re not discussing anything, and leaving, or does the mere appearance suit the NHL’s rules?

    Carey Price is All Hart!
    Go Habs Go!

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