Read: Leadership and How John Tortorella Loves This Team

Throughout the past year or so, John Tortorella has talked about how much he likes his core and likes this Rangers team.

When the Rangers were eliminated from the playoffs, Tortorella said “I love our jam, I love our balls. I really like what we have here.”

In an interview with the NY Post, Tortorella continued to reiterate that sentiment, “The quality of our core leadership and of our young guys is one of our greatest assets. There’s a reason I’ve said so many times that I really like and trust our team.”

Tortorella has said that he often meets with the Rangers leadership group of Ryan Callahan, Brad Richards, Marc Staal, Dan Girardi and Mike Rupp to discuss the state and mindset of the players.

At the Rangers Dog Walk, Tortorella said that the main reason he likes this team is because he likes the people on it.