“Stay the ******* off the logo.”
The Rangers team logo takes up most of the carpet in the middle of the locker room, and it’s forbidden territory again. That’s one of the changes John Tortorella made yesterday as he took over as the new head coach of the Rangers, the profanity was thrown in there by head trainer Jim Ramsay, aka the enforcer.
“We talked about that,” Tortorella said. “I don’t think you walk on a logo anywhere.”
It’s a tradition followed by a lot of NHL teams, but wasn’t really religiously followed at the Rangers practice facility before a room full of reporters came in to ask players about their first impressions of the new coach. It speaks to Tortorella’s respect for tradition, and is indicative of other changes he made.