NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: Head Coach John Tortorella of the New York Rangers walks off the ice after losing to the Boston Bruins in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 21, 2013 in New York City. The Boston Bruins defeated the New York Rangers 2-1.
John Tortorella pacing around Penn Station screaming at total strangers to clear puck into neutral zone.
I haven’t heard John Tortorella take responsibility for a power play that’s had [Rick] Nash, [Marian] Gaborik, [Brad] Richards, a whole host of good-looking defensemen, and can’t get anything done. I think it’s time for John Tortorella to take a look at how he’s coaching this thing.More quotes »
Sources: Alain Vigneault, Rangers reach agreement in principle
Division titles in Vancouver and in 2011 brought the Canucks to Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, to replace the volatile John Tortorella, who was dismissed on May 29, are being worked out. Madison Square Garden executives declined to comment, and an announcement Read more »
Report: Kings assistant John Stevens to speak with Rangers
said assistant coach John Stevens, who has been with the club three years, is expected to speak with the Rangers about replacing John Tortorella, the L.A. Times reports.It is unclear when that will happen; the Rangers are not discussing the search. President Read more »
Could Coyotes coach Dave Tippett become a candidate for Rangers' job?
a two-year extension Wednesday, so scratch his name off a list of potential candidates to replace former Rangers coach John Tortorella.But Phoenix Coyotes coach Dave Tippett, whom the Rangers admire, could move into the mix given remarks by NHL commissioner Read more »
Glen Sather has put spotlight back on himself by firing John Tortorella
Tortorella led the Rangers to 44 playoff games in his four-plus seasons as coach. That's third-most in franchise history.But perhaps the biggest thing Tortorella accomplished in his time behind the bench was to take the heat off Glen Sather , the Rangers president Read more »
John Tortorella likes Derek Dorsett's spunk
the second consecutive game Saturday, Rangers coach John Tortorella chose to bench Brad Richards and Arron Asham , and deploy Derek Dorsett , Kris Newbury and Micheal Haley , known more for their energy and chippy play than offensive ability.Dorsett played Read more »
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Vigneault Unlikely to Rein In the Rangers' Wild Horses
run—did they advance beyond the playoffs' second round. Given that history, Rangers GM Glen Sather's selection of Vigneault as John Tortorella's successor was a fascinating one.In the immediate aftermath of the Rangers' five-game loss to the Bruins in the 10 m ago from Wall Street Journal Read more »
Vancouver Canucks Want John Tortorella Badly
Another frequently reported element to the [...] The Vancouver Canucks have been talking with former New York Rangers coach John Tortorella over the past week or so. They are expected to bring him in for a second interview this week, and it looks like a coaching 2:53 PM from Rant Sports Read more »
New York Rangers to name Alain Vigneault coach: Report
Tortorella is out and Alain Vigneault is in. The New York Rangers have hired the former Vancouver Canucks bench boss to be their next head coach, agreeing to a five-year, $10-million contract on Monday, TVA Sports' Louis Jean reported. Speculation grew Friday from Canoe Read more »
Hat Trick! with Jonathan McDonald
club’s four-decade-plus history. But TSN has never done a “Top-10 Alain Vigneault moments” compilation. They have, of course, for John Tortorella. Perhaps more than one top-10, for that matter. And what’s revealed in these short clips is a man with a fuse, from The Province Daily News Read more »
What They're Saying: Alain Vigneault will be change of pace for NY Rangers
who thinks this was the wrong move. Many see it as a signing that signals the Rangers going in a different direction from John Tortorella. "His personality, particularly with the media, is the opposite of the gruff and combative Tortorella," wrote The Record's from NJ.com Read more »