Friday, May 03, 2013

Caps vs. Rangers... Torts' Shorts

New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella is an entertaining quote (unless you happen to be a working journalist), and from time to time in this series, we will try and assemble the most "entertaining" of them from a variety of media sources.  After Game 1, Tortorella was rather subdued, although you could almost see the thought bubbles over his head in the post-game press conference after the Caps 3-1 win last night (images from screen capture of MSG Network clips)...

As for the best of the quotes themselves...

“Are you asking me ‘do we want to move away from him to allow the shots to get through?’…No.  I don’t know what you’re talking about, but no.”

-- In response to a question about a quote from Caps’ goalie Braden Holtby that there was a lot traffic in front of him.

"You [can’t] go back to back with those.  I’m not so sure [Arron Asham’s] was a penalty; they call it though. We can't take that many penalties…You can't take two in a row. Hopefully, we will discipline ourselves the next game."
-- On a question about the Rangers’ penalty killing.

Quite tame, by his standards.  On scale of 1-to-10 on the Tort-o-Meter of Surliness ("1" being sweetness and light, "10" being "The Full Tortinator"), last night's performance gets a...


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