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John Tortorella demotes Brad Richards

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06:42 AM ET 02.22 | In Thursday night's 3-2 shootout loss to the Senators at Scotiabank Place, John Tortorella again was forced to demote veteran center Brad Richards in the third period, one week after he benched the struggling playmaker for all but one shift in the third period of a home loss to the Islanders. Richards' consistent giveaways of the puck made his coach's move necessary, and it at least paid off in a point for the Rangers.

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John Tortorella, Brad Richards, Christian Petersen/Getty Images John Tortorella, Brad Richards, Christian Petersen/Getty Images
February 22, 2013  07:29 AM ET

Richards seems to be forcing passes. He has especially taken to no-look passes that are missing targets and creating odd man rushes. I am really confused by his play lately. He is setting a poor example for young guys like Stepan and Miller. I would scratch him a game and work on thinking shot first with him for awhile in practice.

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February 22, 2013  08:34 AM ET

I was looking for way bigger things from Richards this year. He better find his groove soon or he might be an amnesty candidate. Torts in...

February 22, 2013  09:13 AM ET
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A point against a Sens team that, by the end of the game, was missing their three best players is pretty pathetic.Torts out.

HA! How about getting zero points out of a 2-goal lead against the Blue Jackets who were missing their best players?

February 22, 2013  09:14 AM ET

What have the Rangers done so far to deserve a thread a day?

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February 22, 2013  09:20 AM ET
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I don't wanna ruin some peoples' weekend. Or make their breakfast come up. Babcock out!

And here I was going to wish you a Happy Birthday.

You don't think going 0 for 5, with a big 2 points out of a possible 10, and blowing a lead and losing to the worst team in hockey a good thing?

February 22, 2013  09:20 AM ET
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What have the Rangers done so far to deserve a thread a day?

a chance to unleash a new Torts pic !

February 22, 2013  09:27 AM ET

Oh here goes anyway.....

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Danny.......my sadly delusional little Leaf friend who's about to come crashing back down to earth
Happy Birthday to you.

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February 22, 2013  09:35 AM ET
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And here I was going to wish you a Happy Birthday.You don't think going 0 for 5, with a big 2 points out of a possible 10, and blowing a lead and losing to the worst team in hockey a good thing?

Heyyyyyyy ... they played well....





for the first five minutes

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February 22, 2013  09:38 AM ET

"John Tortorella demotes Brad Richards"

Is he giving him the three finger treatment?

February 22, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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So did the Sabres. That got them...a 3-1 loss to the WORLD'S GREATEST HOCKEY TEAM!

WHAT?...who did they play....I thought it was the Leafs?

February 22, 2013  09:43 AM ET
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How did you know??

And I wouldn't know if that's a good thing. Usually my team are that "worst team in hockey" so, ya know, fan goggles.

I pay attention.

(and by the way your water bill seemed a bit high last month) :-)

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February 22, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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I was half-expecting a Brian Burke pinata to be waiting on my desk this morning. Then I realized the liquor stores don't open til 10 so what the hell would you fill it with?

Thanks anyway :)

You're Welcome.

And I was going to give you an autographed photo of the last Leaf captain to win the Cup but I those sepia photos are hard to find.

 
February 22, 2013  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

See why I tolerate all your abuse? (besides the fact that they're all pretty much true and indefensible)

Abuse? As a Western Canadian I consider them Public Service Announcements.

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