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John Tortorella wants stronger mental approach for Rangers

John Tortorella coaches his team during the season

John Tortorella coaches his team during the season opener against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden in Boston. (Jan. 19, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Hockey's oxymoronic nature has the Rangers feeling a bit like mournful optimists after Thursday's 3-0 loss to Pittsburgh, which dropped them below .500 (3-4-0) in this young but tightly compacted season.

What the team needs, coach John Tortorella said after Friday's optional workout, is to be "stronger mentally." Yet the apparent contradiction there -- sort of an accurate...

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