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Tortorella Puts Stanley Cup Talk To A Quick End

via Katie Strang of ESPN New York,

Rangers owner James Dolan upstaged coach John Tortorella at his post-game press conference, making a rare appearance in front of the media.

Dolan, who seemed giddy following the Rangers’ 3-0 win over the streaking Predators, said he feels the Rangers are “pretty close” to winning the Stanley Cup.

After Dolan dismissed himself following two questions, Tortorella good-naturedly countered that he’d like his 29-11-4 team to keep their focus.

“I have my owner up here talking about the Stanley Cup. I think that’s a bunch of bullshit. We need to take one game at a time.”

added 11:56pm, additional information from Dave Lozo of NHL.com.

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SYF's avatar

Dolan just doesn’t know how to STFU.

Thanks to the Sweet, Giggling Baby Jesus for Mr. and Mrs. Ilitch.

Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 01/18/12 at 02:53 AM ET

Itrusteddrrahmani's avatar

Posted by SYF from Dr. Ima Tearadikov’s “Office” on 01/17/12 at 11:53 PM ET


Posted by Itrusteddrrahmani from Nyc by way of A2 on 01/18/12 at 04:29 AM ET


Not a fan of the Rangers by any means, but Torts is an awesome coach. Right on, SYF - that’s an easy way for other Eastern teams to amp-up their game even further when stupid remarks are made.

Posted by Jesters Dead on 01/18/12 at 05:20 AM ET

DrewBehr's avatar

Absolutely love Tortorella.

Posted by DrewBehr from The Mitten on 01/18/12 at 05:22 AM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Dunno about love Torts, but I do appreciate a man who can stand up and say exactly what he has on his mind.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 01/18/12 at 12:53 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

And this ladies and gentlemen is the day James Dolan jinxed the Stanley Cup chances for the Rangers.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 01/18/12 at 01:50 PM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

Not only does he have a pair, he also is one of the few coaches that employs an exciting style.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 01/18/12 at 06:08 PM ET

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