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John Tortorella is tired of being asked about his team being tired

May 15, 2012, 10:59 AM EDT

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The Rangers’ schedule in the playoffs has been a busy one. They’ve gone to seven games in each of their first two series and had just a day off before facing off with the Devils in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals last night. Just hearing about that is enough to make a regular person lose their breath, but the Rangers won’t be standing for any talk about being tired.

John Tortorella told reporters after last night’s 3-0 Game 1 win over the Devils being tired isn’t an option for anyone. Dave Lozo of NHL.com was there to bear the brunt of Tortorella’s words.

“I don’t know where you guys get all this stuff being tired. If we’re tired this time of the year, there’s something the matter,” Tortorella said. “We still have a month to play. You might as well not even ask me questions about being tired. We’re not a tired hockey club. We are ready to play.”

Note to self: Don’t ask the coach about being tired. We’ve heard this often from Tortorella and other players as well.

The Rangers might not be tired, but they’re on point about marching to the beat of the same drummer. There’s plenty of time to be tired when the season is over after all.

  1. mrpigs - May 15, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Sweet coverage of the ranger game yesterday pht! Your all over the west’s nuts but can’t even put up a recap of the game last night? Do us a favor and instead of posting a crappy story like this, do something with your lives! Go Rangers!

    • salmon90 - May 15, 2012 at 12:19 PM

      Umm. I counted 7 articles since the game ended last night.

  2. mrpigs - May 15, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    I’m on the mobile app for iPhone and don’t have any stories about it :( wth!

  3. maalea - May 15, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    I know I’m tired….
    .
    .
    .
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    of Tortorella

    • jkay1818 - May 15, 2012 at 1:50 PM

      so stop reading the articles about tortorella if you are tired of him. He isnt asking people to publish this or make it newsworthy. They ask him dumb questions, what do you expect?
      You’re a flyers fan, dont you think we are all tired of hearing about bryzgalov and that circus that surrounds them? took about a tiring snooze fest.

  4. lonespeed - May 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    I tired of everyone making a big deal about how Tortorella responds to the different lines of questions in his media conferences. Enough already. Other than getting or not getting his opinion, this has zero impact on anything.

    If I’m looking for sensationalist headlines, I’ll go over to ProFootballTalk.

  5. mgp1219 - May 15, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    None of it will mater in the end…Kings will be the next Stanley Cup Champions.
    Thankyouverymuch..

    • jkay1818 - May 15, 2012 at 1:52 PM

      if the kings do win the cup, that would be awesome. Im sure the parade would be excellent, all 375 fans lined up to celebrate their team.

  6. biffnasty - May 15, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Coach of the year.

  7. playin2x - May 15, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    He should have said “were fine” with his death stare haha .. Next question

  8. brian32556 - May 15, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    Torts will tell you! AND the players confirm it every game – he put them through the “boot camp from hell” training camp to have them prepared to play strong for 60 minutes (or more) EVERY night! And kudos to the Rangers staff for keeping them hydrated and energized!

  9. cspsrbums - May 15, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    Torts is a clown as a caps fan I like the rangers and a lot of there player as for torts He is a joke and because of him I hope the ranger don’t make it any farther. He puts on a show to make it all about him NHL should keep fining him for his antics

  10. scionofflame - May 15, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    To be honest with you, I just with Tortorella would chill a bit. He gets snappy with the media and his press conferences are more than pointless. What’s the big deal, man? Everyone else can play the question game with the media. When you don’t it just makes you look a bit like a tool.

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