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02-28-2013, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
The press conference thing is hilarious. 3 years here and you guys still don't get how he operates. If things are rough with the team, he's going to try to divert some media attention away from them and to himself so the guys on the ice can better focus. He doesn't care if he looks like an ass doing it.

It isn't megalomania and it's not ego. It's good off ice coaching. There are plenty of things with him I'm unsatisfied with. This is one thing I'm fine on.
With all due respect, the media focus on the Rangers isn't really all that significant. Even this time of year, with only basketball and hockey playing, the top sports stories are spring training baseball and off-season NFL moves ... then the Knicks ... then the Rangers. Check out the NY Post website ... three headlines are football, basketball, and baseball. You literally have to scroll 20 stories down to find the first NYR mention.

I can't begin to say what his motivation is ... maybe he feels that he would rather answer questions about his own behavior than have to comment on his players. Personally, I think he hates having to deal with the press and is particularly abrasive when things aren't going well.

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