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02-28-2013, 01:30 PM
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Kel Varnsen
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
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?
Some people just don't get it. A bunch of the reporters fall into the trap year after year, I guess it's not too surprising some fans fall for it too.

I love that this discussion itself is accomplishing what we're arguing Torts is trying to do to the media. Us arguing about why Torts is doing what he's doing is time we're not *****ing about the team.

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