All-Encompassing Tortorella/Sather Thread
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02-28-2013, 12:14 PM
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A strange argument. How many beat writers do the Rangers have? Beyond the local guys, how many national press media personalities are going to talk about how the Rangers are struggling? It doesn't matter where in the newspaper the articles show up. There is media pressure. Take it out of NY media context and think about it in the context of the more closed system of the NY Rangers.
I'm honestly surprised that so many people are in the dark on how this works. Tortorella tightly controls his interactions with the media. He always has. It's no coincidence that these things ONLY happen when the team has adversity. We know he likes to play mind games. How is this any different?
With all due respect this is easily the easiest big city to play hockey in regarding media attention. The Rangers are so far down on the list of what the sports writers care about in this town. The newspaper reporting is one thing mentioned above, look at the local tv news, The rangers are lucky if they announce they have a game on.
There is little to no media pressure on the rangers. The beat writers consist of the 3 NY newspapers and a bunch of small town papers. And even then the readership of those newspapers don't really care about hockey.
The funniest thing was Torts was on the other side not that long ago. You would think he would be at least civil to the media.
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