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ESPN’s Katie Strang reports that the New York Rangers have ‘dismissed’ John Tortorella

Wowzers, per ESPN's Katie Strang:

The Rangers are confirming:

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Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie
Confirming reports already out there, John Tortorella dismissed as head coach of NYR. AWWWWWWWWWWWWW No more Tort
ellini whing & telling Larry Brooks to *#$%@& you Brooksie

Posted by Evilpens on 05/29/13 at 12:09 PM ET

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HO the Hardass routine runs dry after a while

Posted by Evilpens on 05/29/13 at 12:13 PM ET

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:chuckle:

Lindy Ruff?

Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 05/29/13 at 12:18 PM ET

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how can ANYONE back up Torts ?  Karma always catches up.  His demise was that he went public with all the stuff other coaches do in private.  He is tactless and that is what led to his firing.  I know guys that have played for him and I know guys who have coached with him.  Every one has the same opinion.  Great hockey mind but is such an ass that he doesn’t get any respect from his peers or players.  Ask Rick Dudley what he thinks of him.

Posted by scarchofi on 05/29/13 at 12:22 PM ET

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HO the Hardass routine runs dry after a while

Posted by Evilpens on 05/29/13 at 01:13 PM ET

You are really one to talk about repetitive cliches EP.  Looking at your body of work on KK I’d say you just drove a truck though the front door of your glass house.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 05/29/13 at 12:32 PM ET

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Maybe Torts and Ron Wilson can get together and have a throwing-your-players-under-the-bus party.

Posted by Garth on 05/29/13 at 12:32 PM ET

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More on topic…

I’m not sure I’d want him coaching my team, but I’ve always admired Tortorella’s frankness.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 05/29/13 at 12:34 PM ET

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I still think sitting Richards wasn’t quite the right way to inspire his players.

Posted by neffernin on 05/29/13 at 12:48 PM ET

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Gee, if there’d only been some way we could have seen this coming…

Posted by Primis on 05/29/13 at 01:33 PM ET

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Maybe they will want to dump Callahan, too.

Posted by MoreShoot on 05/29/13 at 01:46 PM ET

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Hardass=accountable in coach speak.

Bull.

You can hold your players accountable without being a piece of shit about it.

Posted by Garth on 05/29/13 at 02:05 PM ET

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NO!! NHardass is Tortellini, Michel Therrien, Mike Keenan ! they come with an expiration date, My point of contention is this In hockey you fire a Hardass coach & hire a “Players Coach & when you fire a “Players Coach you hire a Hardass coach.

Can’t any coach find a happy medium ??

Posted by Evilpens on 05/29/13 at 02:42 PM ET

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You are really one to talk about repetitive cliches EP.  Looking at your body of work on KK I’d say you just drove a truck though the front door of your glass house.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright.

+19

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 05/29/13 at 03:12 PM ET

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Nash is a Nuthin Muffin ! never will win anything with that guy on your team

Posted by Evilpens on 05/29/13 at 03:24 PM ET

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You are really one to talk about repetitive cliches EP.  Looking at your body of work on KK I’d say you just drove a truck though the front door of your glass house.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright.

These 2 are a special kind of stupid so I will talk slow & Print slow!


COACHES being Hardasses Have a expiration date when hired

Posted by Evilpens on 05/29/13 at 03:26 PM ET

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COACHES being Hardasses Have a expiration date when hired

Posted by Evilpens on 05/29/13 at 04:26 PM ET

I wasn’t talking about coaches.  I was talking about dried up routines.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 05/29/13 at 04:44 PM ET

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Don’t all coaches have expiration dates when hired?

Posted by neffernin on 05/29/13 at 04:51 PM ET

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So Torts is a hardass and the players just can’t handle his tough love. The alternative apparently is a kindergarten coach who coddles players. Seems kind of extreme.

Torts’s problem isn’t that he’s a hardass, it’s that he’s an a$$hole.

Posted by awould on 05/29/13 at 06:15 PM ET

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awould Well that is obvious But hardass coaches get immediate results but the Players get sick off the BS & tune them out eventually. Tortorella being an *#$%@& just speeded up the process

Posted by Evilpens on 05/29/13 at 06:34 PM ET

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Posted by Evilpens on 05/29/13 at 07:34 PM ET

I think what you really are trying to say is hardass coaches who don’t adjust their strategy get tuned out quickly.

I would say to HO that the coaches you listed have all adjusted their styles slightly or actually make in-game changes. Torts has been running out the shame shtick his entire coaching career. And I can garner enough hate for him because his moderate success has single-handily ruined the NHL game, 5 guys in the box blocking shots in front of the goalie and hoping his team can counterattack.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 05/29/13 at 09:16 PM ET

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