Note: Last Night Wasn’t Great For The Rangers

On the postgame show on MSG last night, John Tortorella came out of the Rangers dressing room and told reporters that he wasn’t going to take questions and dissect the game with them.

He did give one quote and say “we sucked from head to toe and we need to move by it”

That won’t buy him any sympathy from reporters, who need his quotes to do their job, but I found it to be hilarious. I also think that this is Torts getting proactive and not letting a bad game lead to another embarrassing situation where he is arguing with reporters after a loss.

The fact is, the Rangers did stink last night. Edmonton has a lot of talent and a great coach in Tom Renney, but the Rangers beat themselves with bad passes, not taking enough shots and a couple more bad penalties. It is still early and there are still some growing pains with the team but this wasn’t the type of game that you wanted to see after the third period in Vancouver and then the Calgary game. As Torts said, they move on and start to focus on Winnipeg. If last season is an indication, they will come out and play well on Monday.