John Tortorella

John Tortorella is the master of the one-liner


We’ve been fascinated watching how Rangers coach John Tortorella handles the media through the playoffs. His answers have been short, his demeanor has been gruff, but after handling the media after New York’s Game 2 loss to Washington, he’s effectively proven he’s the master of the one-liner.’s Chuck Gormley got to see the man in action himself and summed things up as efficient as Tortorella likes to keep his pressers.

On if more open ice resulted in more shots in Game 2: “I don’t know.”

On his decision to switch top-line winger Marian Gaborik for rookie Chris Kreider in the third period: “Don’t ask me about my moves. I’m not going to give you that type of information.”

On if anything has to change for his team in Game 3: “That will be between the team and I.”

This might be frustrating for reporters looking for more elaborate answers to their questions, but for the casual observer, seeing a coach be as combative as Tortorella go to war like this multiple times a day it’s fascinating to watch.

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John Tortorella has the pregame press conference down to a science

John Tortorella

You can’t say John Tortorella doesn’t have being a minimalist down to a science.

During today’s pregame press conference, Tortorella was asked three different ways to provide status updates on Brian Boyle and Brandon Dubinsky. Tortorella replied to each query with his usual bright and cheery demeanor saying, “No updates” each time, as the Daily News’ Pat Leonard reports.

If Torts keeps this up, he’ll put the Cliffs Notes people out of business with his succinct updates.

Boyle practiced with the Rangers yesterday, the first time for him since suffering a concussion against Ottawa in Game 5 thanks to a hit from Sens tough guy Chris Neil. Dubinsky played through Game 7 for New York but came out of it with a leg injury.

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Watch John Tortorella very, very briefly address the media


New York Rangers coach John Tortorella spoke to reporters this morning in Ottawa, and here’s how it went:

To summarize, Torts hopes Carl Hagelin’s return to the lineup will help and there’s no update on Brian Boyle.

Have a nice day.