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Torts on Rangers: ‘Other teams are finding ways to win. We need to find ways’

Mar 16, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT

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New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella is rarely in a good mood following a game – even after wins at times. You can imagine how pleased he was after Saturday’s 3-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, then.

Tortorella didn’t want to hear the usual excuses while discussing his team’s struggles with Andrew Gross of The Bergen Record.

“We’re done talking about the lockout, lack of practice time …” Tortorella said. “Other teams are finding ways to win. We need to find ways.”

Gross points out that the Rangers have lost three straight regulation games for the first time this season and are just 5-7-1 in their last 13 contests.

A team that received plenty of hype coming into this campaign is currently locked into ninth place in the East with a 13-12-2 record for 28 points in 27 games, prompting defenseman Dan Girardi to label the situation as “gut check” time.

It might also be “get yelled at even more than usual by Torts” time.

Recent highlights of Torts’ rage

Bashing Buffalo and the Rangers at the same time

Habs-Rangers contest was “on of the worst games he’s been involved in”

He hasn’t been happy about bench minors

  1. bcisleman - Mar 16, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Actually if the Isles win tonight, the NYR will be locked into 10th place–right behind the Isles. Just rubbing a little salt in!

  2. johnstone17 - Mar 16, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Flat out soft.

  3. rpiotr01 - Mar 16, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Guess all the depth guys we traded for Nash were pretty important for, ya know, depth.

    At least we’ll have a high first round draft pick coming in to help out next year. Oh wait…

  4. csilojohnson - Mar 16, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Seems they traded their discipline for Nash. They would hate to see themselves without Lundy.

  5. mj1818 - Mar 16, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    They won’t

  6. 950003cups - Mar 16, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Hahaha! So…….. Are the Rags gonna get refunded on the permit for the parade that they bought when Dick Rash signed?

    Just three words for y’all: HENRIQUE! IT’S OVER!

  7. gbar22 - Mar 16, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Torts is going to end up getting fired an good riddance because he is just an a*hole all the time to everyone. I’d imagine the players must get pretty fed up with him after a few years and quit on him.

  8. 950003cups - Mar 16, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Cup favorites still? I think NOT! It’s amazing how they picked NJ 28 of the 30 to win citing the departure of one Zach Parise and NY a top 3 favorite citing the arrival of one Dick Rash.

    It’s like those fools in Vegas have never watched a hockey game in their lives.

  9. ironman721 - Mar 16, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Maybe it’s the coach? Just saying….

  10. seawurd - Mar 16, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    I was at that game, sat right behind the benches. The Rangers were asleep during the entire first period. Tortorella was checked out.
    Anytime I glanced over at him he looked like he was daydreaming. The Rangers players frustration was obvious. What a shame a team this talented can not get it together.
    GO PENS !!!

  11. sunderlanding - Mar 16, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Clearly he hasn’t been watching the Leafs.

  12. pwilson264 - Mar 17, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    WELCOME TO THE NYRejects, thats rt fellow ranger fans, rejects, these clowns could,nt find their ass with both their behind their backs. OH buy the way congrats on taking the 10th spot, wheres the Hanson brothers when you need them, with the talent thats on this team there is no and i mean no reason or excuse for them to play, and be were they are in the standings. wake up ass wipes.

    • pwilson264 - Mar 17, 2013 at 1:40 PM

      can’t believe i got thumbs down on this comment ok ranger fans yea your rt rangers are kicking ass lets go rangers tee minus 10 and counting.

  13. banger60 - Mar 17, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Torts rantings, yelling like a nut is not working, time for a change, it’s always the coach to go but what could it hurt at this point? just saying. GO RANGERS.

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