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02-08-2010, 06:18 PM
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Tortorella preaches patience with Rangers

Arthur Staple of Newsday spoke with Torts

"I just don't think we can knee-jerk and always look at short term," Tortorella told Newsday in an exclusive interview. "People may not like to hear that. But from a head coach's point of view, I think we need to build. We need to build. We'll suffer as we're trying to build here, and the ups and downs we have, but patience is a huge word for our organization right now."
Staple mentioned the Rangers core of young players and followed that up with this Torts quote

"That's the exciting part about this hockey club," he said. "We have holes. But the thing that's very important about this team is we have a goaltender, we have a star player and a really good, young core.

"That's what needs to be built around. We have to keep using that core, and eventually, when we get to where we want to be, we'll be there for a while."

Staple surmises the Rangers won't make any major moves unless a team is willing to trade for either Redden or Rozsival and have an eye towards the future.

The Olympic roster freeze begins Friday at 3pm. Ends on February 28. Trading deadline is 3 days later on March 3.

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