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05-03-2013, 01:09 AM
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well the rangers played a solid period of hockey tonight. so thats good

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05-03-2013, 06:35 AM
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Torts is good on the radio with Michael Kay,Mike Francesa and Chris Russo. Even in the groups after practice,Torts is nicer to some reporters than others. He hates Pat Leonard of the News. He snapped at Leonard a few days ago after a question about practice time. It was a stupid question. That is a MSG and NY Daily News deal. The Garden hates that newspaper. Frank Isola is the Knicks beat writer for the Daily News. The Garden despises Isola.

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Somewhere along the way he got on the team's bad side. These days, the Knicks will not allow Isola or anyone else from the News to conduct one-on-one interviews with players or coaches. The team's publicists regularly warn players, Madison Square Garden employees, and even other reporters to stay away from him, Isola told me.

"The assistant coaches, they're sometimes afraid to even look at you," he said. "It's the most bizarre working atmosphere."
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Isola said he had a good relationship with Barry Watkins, the team's former head of public relations, but it has been a different story with Jonathan Supranowitz, who assumed the post in 2006. "I haven't spoken to the guy in four years," Isola said. "First of all, because he's evil. And he's a bad guy. Supranowitz. He's the worst."

He blames Supranowitz for the ouster of former Knicks assistant coach Tom Thibodeau, who is now the head coach of the Chicago Bulls.

"I've known Tom Thibodeau for 15, 16 years," Isola said. "He has never once given me a story. We were just very friendly. Whenever I used to get a story, he used to accuse Tom Thibodeau. Here's a guy who might be coach of the year, but they wanted to run him out of the organization not because he didn't do his job well—he was great at his job. They thought he was leaking stuff to me. This is how dangerous some of the people are in this organization. Tom is the most loyal employee you'll find, and these knuckleheads ran him out because they thought he was telling me stuff. I mean, give me a break."
http://deadspin.com/how-frank-isola-...n-sq-478620919

Great stuff.

Even with the Rangers,John Rosasco stands next to Torts when he answers questions. When a Ranger player talks to the media,Rosasco or another blonde hair guy is standing next to the player. Brian Boyle was standing next to Rosasco talking to the media yesterday. Boyle was looking at Rosasco when the media were asking questions. Remember the scene in Casino when Nicky Santoro went to the casino to gamble then he wasn't allowed. The blackjack dealer is looking at the pit boss. Santoro tells the dealer "why are you looking at him?". Someone should have asked Boyle that yesterday.

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05-03-2013, 06:46 AM
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Torts is good on the radio with Michael Kay,Mike Francesa and Chris Russo. Even in the groups after practice,Torts is nicer to some reporters than others. He hates Pat Leonard of the News. He snapped at Leonard a few days ago after a question about practice time. It was a stupid question. That is a MSG and NY Daily News deal. The Garden hates that newspaper. Frank Isola is the Knicks beat writer for the Daily News. The Garden despises Isola.





http://deadspin.com/how-frank-isola-...n-sq-478620919

Great stuff.

Even with the Rangers,John Rosasco stands next to Torts when he answers questions. When a Ranger player talks to the media,Rosasco or another blonde hair guy is standing next to the player. Brian Boyle was standing next to Rosasco talking to the media yesterday. Boyle was looking at Rosasco when the media were asking questions. Remember the scene in Casino when Nicky Santoro went to the casino to gamble then he wasn't allowed. The blackjack dealer is looking at the pit boss. Santoro tells the dealer "why are you looking at him?". Someone should have asked Boyle that yesterday.
Wow....that is...extreme. The Post is a stinky tabloid, but it sure doesn't help when people purposely work towards building walls between the press and the teams.

Funny thing is, the more walls you put up, the more dirt gets unearthed.

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05-03-2013, 10:19 AM
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I think Torts could use a long talk with Coughlin

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Simpleton stats and youtube videos are wonderful tools for the misinformed.

I find it painfully ironic that you'd chastise someones knowledge of Drury's time outside of NY, yet fail to dig deeper on how he accumulated all of those goals -- particularly the wonderful offensive cast around him in Buffalo and the corresponding power play.
Come on now. You criticize a poster on HF for not analyzing Drury enough. How the hell about our supposed professional management who sign Drury, Gomez and Redden to brutal contracts, three of the absolute worst in the entire league, in the matter of one year?

It's not like Drury was penciled for leading the 3rd line ever, being paid $7m a year for it. It was very clear he was supposed to be a 1/2 punch together with Gomez. Not until his wheels fell off and he was making it obvious he couldn't do much more than center the 3rd/ 4th line. But it wasn't just his scoring. He got worse at everything and real fast too. Honestly, Sather should've been fired based on these three signings alone. They were that bad.

And the worst part was, NYR didn't offer the most money for Drury, nor for Redden. I'm unsure about Gomez.

Now, back to the subject of Tortorella and Sullivan. Mark my words, this franchise will never become successful with these guys as the coaches. No way, they have lost their edge. They make such dumbfounded, incomprehensible decisions in situations they've had the time to plan ahead. Honestly, this is a worse team as a whole, than if you add each individual.

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05-03-2013, 11:19 AM
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Torts is 100% right about the "Can you talk about..." line that the reporters always use. These guys get press passes and they're so star struck that they forget how to speak. There are millions of questions Rangers fans would love to have answered after every game but the best they can do is pose dopey, repetitive, mindless questions designed to lead to cliche responses.

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05-03-2013, 11:42 AM
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Pat Leonard is terrible....and Isola is one of the most obnoxious writers out there. Total rag...

All he does is talk smack about Berman of The Post. While at times, it's funny...he's pretty much a D-Bag.

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Torts is 100% right about the "Can you talk about..." line that the reporters always use. These guys get press passes and they're so star struck that they forget how to speak. There are millions of questions Rangers fans would love to have answered after every game but the best they can do is pose dopey, repetitive, mindless questions designed to lead to cliche responses.
Yeah, I hate those questions. "Coach, can you do most of my job for me and decide how to frame all of the issues that were important to this game into a nice sound byte? Thanks."


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05-03-2013, 12:16 PM
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Isola can be as bad as any troll on the internet.

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I thought folks said Nash was the cause of "too much man last night" ?

Torts just said it was Zucca that caused it ?

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05-03-2013, 12:48 PM
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The biggest indictment on Tortorella is that the powerplay hasn't improved one iota on his watch.

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05-03-2013, 02:19 PM
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Fire Torts.

Revamp roster.

Youth movement.

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05-03-2013, 03:30 PM
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Revamp roster.

Youth movement
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Again? We just ****ing did that the past handful of years. The Nash trade was supposed to be the culmination of the retooling efforts.

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05-03-2013, 03:37 PM
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Fire Torts.

Revamp roster.

Youth movement.
Flush Lundqvist's career

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05-03-2013, 04:29 PM
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Again? We just ****ing did that the past handful of years. The Nash trade was supposed to be the culmination of the retooling efforts.
It is, we'll be better in the long run because of the trades. It has both helped and hurt us this season.

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05-03-2013, 04:44 PM
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Again? We just ****ing did that the past handful of years. The Nash trade was supposed to be the culmination of the retooling efforts.
It's one game. Kershaw just constantly has his hand next to the doomsday button at all times ready to pounce on it.

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Fire Torts. Yes.

Revamp roster. No.

Youth movement. What?

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The long outlet passes are completely ****ing useless.

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Thanks Torts for practicing offence so well.

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05-04-2013, 02:41 PM
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Had our chances. Caps have a monster PP. Cant find fault in anything.

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Can't wait till Torts & El Presidente for life get fired. Teams can get turned around with sound management .

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0 goals. 0. There's nothing else to say. Other coaches make adjustments. Torts does not. He needs to go. And he'll make his comments such as they couldn't score they couldn't get one in. Well he makes the lines he makes the system they play. They all play the same way. It is Torts not the players. He needs to go. I feel bad for Lundqvist most of all.

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Remember last playoffs when Gaborik was the only offensive threat, and everybody agreed we needed a second one, so then we traded for Nash so we could combine him with Gaborik and make opposing teams have to worry about two great scorers instead of one?

Well some Caveman started picking fights with one of them, and some idiot with a cigar panicked, and now we have the same exact problem as last year. With less heart in the bottom six to boot.

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this is torts 3rd postseason now with us. every game we've played under him in the post season we've played scared. we get absolutely dominated in puck possession twice as badly as we do against good teams in the regular season. the powerplay could make up for this if we actually had any idea how to run one.

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Had our chances. Caps have a monster PP. Cant find fault in anything.
No fault? This is laughable.

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