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John Tortorella: “We sucked from head to toe”

Oct 23, 2011, 8:30 AM EDT

John Tortorella AP

Rangers coach John Tortorella isn’t always the sweetest guy in post-game press conferences. I know, shocking news there, but after the Rangers’ 2-0 loss to Edmonton, instead of blowing up at a reporter to two Tortorella kept it simple.

Brutally simple. (Video at MSG website)

If you can’t see the video, here’s your verbal gold.

“This is gonna be really quick. I am not taking any questions. We sucked from head to toe and we need to move by it. So I’m not going to dissect with you guys. I know you have to do your job, but I’m not answering any questions. OK?”

We’re being blessed by wonderful post-game quotes from coaches. It was Barry Trotz a few days ago with his rear-end-reaming rant against his Predators and now Tortorella gets in on the act here.

One thing that we were already excited about just shot up the ladder concerning Tortorella: The Rangers’ appearances on HBO’s 24/7 are going to be absolutely electrifying.

It’s a bummer that the Rangers are agitating Tortorella like this now before their cameras are following them all over the place. If this kind of maddening play from New York continues, however, we might actually see Tortorella pop a blood vessel when “dissecting” the Rangers’ play with reporters in December.

Get your popcorn ready, kids.

  1. mtm1321 - Oct 23, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Coach should be pissed. The Rangers can’t finish a game. Six games played, two wins, two losses and two OTL’s. Sad. They have to much talent to play like this.

  2. danphipps01 - Oct 23, 2011 at 5:07 PM

    I’m still waiting excitedly for a Tortorella-Boudreau no-holds-barred deathmatch halfway through a game because of questionable penalty calls. Boudreau’s got size, but Tortorella looks like the kind of guy who might moonlight as a hitman.

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