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08:25 AM ET 08.31 | Hockey coaches hope for short offseasons, so pardon John Tortorella for wanting to get things moving. Completing a respite at his Wisconsin vacation home, the coach has reason to be optimistic and it's not only because Rick Nash will be joining the Siege Mortar Squadron. "We're ready," Tortorella told me, sounding very much like he'd like to open camp in about two seconds. "Camp is set for the 21st (of September) and I'm enthused." ... "Granted we lost some size and hardness when Duby (Brandon Dubinsky) and Prusty (Brandon Prust) left, but we've made up for that with our additions ( Arron Asham, Taylor Pyatt, Jeff Halpern, Micheal Haley.) With these guys we're going to play a hard, straight-ahead game."

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August 31, 2012  08:54 AM ET

Nice to see "Three fingers Torts" again

Wherein the name of all that is good and decent did these jack-wagons get "Siege Mortar Squadron"?
it sounds like the subtitle to "The Expendables" or something....really, who writes this tripe?

August 31, 2012  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Nice to see "Three fingers Torts" againWherein the name of all that is good and decent did these jack-wagons get "Siege Mortar Squadron"?it sounds like the subtitle to "The Expendables" or something....really, who writes this tripe?

Hehehehe....Happy Friday Spiny

August 31, 2012  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Nice to see "Three fingers Torts" again

I'll take your word for it but, a game plan might be a bit premature at this point.

August 31, 2012  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'll take your word for it but, a game plan might be a bit premature at this point.

here's hoping it isn't....

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August 31, 2012  10:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Torts knows whats wins games these days....

1) a top notch work ethic
2) suffocating defense....
3) oh yeah having a top 3 tender in net too doesnt hurt.

So you agree with the 3 fingers???

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August 31, 2012  10:53 AM ET

Word has it he was at his hunting cabin with his pal (was really pulling for the Rangers to keep going in the playoffs, cuz I missed this):

Pal: John, you think we'll see some deer today?
Torts: I'm not getting into details.
Pal: (Wary look. Walk a little further) Hey John, you got that the safety on that thing? Cuz you're kinda pointing it at me.
Torts: Come on, I'm not going to talk strategy.
Pal: Listen, would you just...
(Boom!)
Pal: Awwwrhgwwww!!! You shot me!!! You shot me right in the leg!!!
Torts: You know I don't discuss injuries.
Pal: Awww!!! I told you to put that safety on!!
Torts: We done here?
Pal: Don't you leave me!! Get back here!! You dick!!!

August 31, 2012  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Word has it he was at his hunting cabin with his pal (was really pulling for the Rangers to keep going in the playoffs, cuz I missed this):Pal: John, you think we'll see some deer today?Torts: I'm not getting into details.Pal: (Wary look. Walk a little further) Hey John, you got that the safety on that thing? Cuz you're kinda pointing it at me.Torts: Come on, I'm not going to talk strategy.Pal: Listen, would you just...(Boom!)Pal: Awwwrhgwwww!!! You shot me!!! You shot me right in the leg!!!Torts: You know I don't discuss injuries.Pal: Awww!!! I told you to put that safety on!!Torts: We done here?Pal: Don't you leave me!! Get back here!! You dick!!!

and we get the big winner on Friday....welll done

August 31, 2012  11:19 AM ET

Caption: what round did we lose to the Devils in

August 31, 2012  11:21 AM ET

Caption: how many "super stars" are we overpaying this year

August 31, 2012  11:22 AM ET

Caption: what's the max goals we will score this year

August 31, 2012  11:22 AM ET

Caption. On a scale from 1-10 how fun will our style of play be

August 31, 2012  11:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Caption: what round did we lose to the Devils in

Caption: how many "super stars" are we overpaying this year

Caption: what's the max goals we will score this year

Caption. On a scale from 1-10 how fun will our style of play be

Nicely done Nardo; however, I think #4 might be a bit high. ;-0

August 31, 2012  11:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

and we get the big winner on Friday....welll done

Oh, I think Nard is giving him a run for his money.

August 31, 2012  11:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Nice to see "Three fingers Torts" againWherein the name of all that is good and decent did these jack-wagons get "Siege Mortar Squadron"?it sounds like the subtitle to "The Expendables" or something....really, who writes this tripe?

These things tend to come back and bite people in the hoozits, so if the Rangers don't play up to expectations we could have some fun ;)

August 31, 2012  11:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Word has it he was at his hunting cabin with his pal (was really pulling for the Rangers to keep going in the playoffs, cuz I missed this):Pal: John, you think we'll see some deer today?Torts: I'm not getting into details.Pal: (Wary look. Walk a little further) Hey John, you got that the safety on that thing? Cuz you're kinda pointing it at me.Torts: Come on, I'm not going to talk strategy.Pal: Listen, would you just...(Boom!)Pal: Awwwrhgwwww!!! You shot me!!! You shot me right in the leg!!!Torts: You know I don't discuss injuries.Pal: Awww!!! I told you to put that safety on!!Torts: We done here?Pal: Don't you leave me!! Get back here!! You dick!!!

Well done Santa.

(hoping to make the nice list)

August 31, 2012  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

These things tend to come back and bite people in the hoozits, so if the Rangers don't play up to expectations we could have some fun ;)

We could start now.

With the excitement level of Ranger games they should be called the "Biege Mortar Squadron."

August 31, 2012  11:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Oh, I think Nard is giving him a run for his money.

They're both funny cuz they're true. Does anything think Torts WOULDN'T leave someone in the woods?

 
August 31, 2012  11:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Word has it he was at his hunting cabin with his pal (was really pulling for the Rangers to keep going in the playoffs, cuz I missed this):Pal: John, you think we'll see some deer today?Torts: I'm not getting into details.Pal: (Wary look. Walk a little further) Hey John, you got that the safety on that thing? Cuz you're kinda pointing it at me.Torts: Come on, I'm not going to talk strategy.Pal: Listen, would you just...(Boom!)Pal: Awwwrhgwwww!!! You shot me!!! You shot me right in the leg!!!Torts: You know I don't discuss injuries.Pal: Awww!!! I told you to put that safety on!!Torts: We done here?Pal: Don't you leave me!! Get back here!! You dick!!!

Completing a respite at his Wisconsin vacation home: Tells you alot about this guy.

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