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07:24 AM ET 06.11 | Recently-dismissed New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella may not have to wait all that long to talk about his next opportunity. [Tortorella] is on the radar as the Dallas Stars conduct their search for a new head coach, a source told ESPNNewYork.com. The Stars have yet to seek permission from the Rangers to speak with Tortorella, however. Tortorella was fired less than two weeks ago after the Rangers' disappointing second-round exit from the playoffs. The polarizing Tortorella, whose brash, aggressive coaching style is believed to have worn thin after four years as coach of the Rangers, is still under contract with New York. ... The Stars have also received permission from Vancouver to speak with Alain Vigneault.

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June 11, 2013  08:02 AM ET

I think Otis will have a couple fingers to give this idea

June 11, 2013  08:14 AM ET

Its been a couple of days without a Torts thread, now everything is back to normal.

All we need now is Torts to coach Sidney, think of the fun

June 11, 2013  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Its been a couple of days without a Torts thread, now everything is back to normal.All we need now is Torts to coach Sidney, think of the fun

Exactly the Pens fans were complaining about all the threads yesterday well here you have it.

June 11, 2013  08:19 AM ET

Boucher = head coach
Vigneault = offensive coordinator
Tortorella = defensive coordinator

June 11, 2013  08:29 AM ET

He could be helpful there. He was with the Rangers in the beginning, problem is he never adapted his style to the new team Sather built.

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June 11, 2013  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He could be helpful there. He was with the Rangers in the beginning, problem is he never adapted his style to the new team Sather built.

agree completely....

June 11, 2013  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Its been a couple of days without a Torts thread, now everything is back to normal.All we need now is Torts to coach Sidney, think of the fun

Are they going to play the Cup finals or did they just give it to Boston?

June 11, 2013  08:55 AM ET

By the wa, I think Vancouver would be a better derstination for Torts. Those guys might need a little tuchas-kicking

June 11, 2013  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Are they going to play the Cup finals or did they just give it to Boston?

Paper Cup?

June 11, 2013  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I think Otis will have a couple fingers to give this idea

I only have one.

Comment #12 has been removed
June 11, 2013  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

You, sir... may go to hell.

do not pass go, do not collect $200!

June 11, 2013  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Ronald Lawrence Wilson.

Why? Their PP and PK already sucks and they don't have any rising young talent to screw up.

June 11, 2013  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Are they going to play the Cup finals or did they just give it to Boston?

Finals? We dont need no stinking Finals.

June 11, 2013  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Why? Their PP and PK already sucks and they don't have any rising young talent to screw up.

Amen to this.

June 11, 2013  09:32 AM ET

I'm dying to know what Comment 12 was...............

June 11, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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I'm dying to know what Comment 12 was...............

read my #13, I quoted it

June 11, 2013  09:34 AM ET

Oh I see. Jeez, you get deleted for writing he double hockey sticks on here?

 
June 11, 2013  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Oh I see. Jeez, you get deleted for writing he double hockey sticks on here?

Hell no.

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