Rangers Coach Tortorella not interested in Boudreau’s comments


It’s very rare when New York Rangers’ bench boss, John Tortorella, doesn’t reveal his true feelings. Hockey fans have read the stories, or seen the clips of Tortorella criticizing certain players over the years, or insulting New York beat reporter, Larry Brooks. Tortorella, who at one time had a running feud with Tampa captain,Vincent Lecavallier, seems to …perhaps … be mellowing out with age. Following the Rangers Game 3 victory against the Washington Capitals, Tortorella decided to ignore the controversial remarks from Capitals’ coach, Bruce Boudreau. Boudreau, who also has a reputation of speaking his mind, was upset that Rangers defenceman, Marc Staal, hit Capitals’ star defenceman, Mike Green, in the head area. He also believes that in Game 3 certain Rangers, such as energy forward, Brandon Prust, was targetting Green, who missed the last quarter of the season due to a concussion. Tortorella who, back in 2004, won a Stanley Cup with the Lightning, wants his players to not get involved in a verbal exchange and to remain focused on their first round series.  “It’s a different situation in the play-offs,” Tortorella said.  “We’re just going to go about our business …that is our mindset.”  One Wednesday night the Rangers suffered a huge let down when they couldn’t hold a 3-0 lead, and they dropped Game 4 by a  4-3 score, in double overtime.


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