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What Now Rangers?

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Maybe this is what John Tortorella meant by gamesmanship, maybe the Rangers’ coach defines that as racing to the front of his team’s bench for an exchange of angry words with Devils coach Pete DeBoer, a man whose presence he clearly cannot abide.

Maybe this latest incident, coming at 6:18 of last night’s third period after Mike Rupp punched Martin Brodeur in the mask in a Game 4 the Blueshirts trailed 3-0 and would lose 4-1, of gamesmanship was required because the Blueshirts essentially had no game.

It all started after a set-to behind New Jersey’s net that Rupp initiated with Peter Harrold while Stu Bickel renewed acquaintances with Ryan Carter.

The Devils may not be in the Rangers’ heads after tying this Battle of the Hudson 2-2 with Game 5 in Manhattan tomorrow night, but the sight of and sounds from DeBoer obviously trip Tortorella’s wires.

What now, the Devils had the wrong players on the ice to suit Tortorella’s sensibilities after the Rangers sent out Rupp and Bickel following a timeout 12 seconds earlier?

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