Jan 2, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella before the third period of the 2012 Winter Classic against the Philadelphia Flyers at Citizens Bank Park. The Rangers won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

Tortorella Is Taking The Pressure Off His Team

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Jan 2, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella before the third period of the 2012 Winter Classic against the Philadelphia Flyers at Citizens Bank Park. The Rangers won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

Ever since the start of the playoffs John Tortorella has been “acting like a jerk” to the media. While the reporters and journalists don’t like this, as well as other teams, he is doing something right. That’s making him look like an “idiot” and deflecting pressure off his team.

Opposed to answering questions like “Why isn’t Marian Gaborik scoring?”, Tortorella is giving one word answers, or is not answering the question all together. This is nothing new for Tortorella, and I don’t know why the media is talking about this like this has never happened before with a coach, let alone John Tortorella.

On another note, John Tortorella could do whatever he wants with the media as far as I’m concerned. Why does he have to “reveal strategy” (Or pretend to) with the media. He doesn’t owe them anything as well as the fans. He has one job and that’s to win the Stanley Cup. I could care less what he says, so long as he does that. I’m sure he feels the same way too.

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