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  1. Canucks' offseason upheaval should build confidence, says Courtna...

    Katie Strang

    What happens in a hockey-crazed market when a hot start quickly dissipates into a dramatic downward spiral, highlighting a questionable coaching hire in the polarizing John Tortorella? You have yourself an offseason rife with upheaval, just like t...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. Miller makes impact in playoff debut

    Katie Strang

    NEW YORK -- New York Rangers veteran center Brad Richards described his linemate, 21-year-old prospect J.T. Miller, as "fearless." Before he was given the axe, former Rangers coach John Tortorella often referenced the kid's "swagger." Miller is no...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  3. Rangers possess puck, controlled Game 1

    Katie Strang

    NEW YORK -- Two years ago, the New York Rangers made it to the Eastern Conference finals playing a distinct, rugged brand of hockey that reflected the personality of their fiery coach, John Tortorella. Now? Tortorella's sharp tongue and deman...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  4. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 3, Canucks 1

    Katie Strang

    Trade-deadline acquisition Martin St. Louis finally scored his first goal as a New York Ranger as the Blueshirts toppled the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 Tuesday night in the clubs' first meeting at Rogers Arena since coaches John Tortorella and Alain Vigne...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  5. Torts: 'We're losing games, so I'm the idiot'

    Katie Strang

    It's good to see that John Tortorella's sense of humor has remained intact. Despite a disaster of a first season as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, the former New York Rangers bench boss, was candid about his new team's struggles this season...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  6. Tortorella's job unsafe in Vancouver?

    Katie Strang

    Well, that didn't take long. It hasn't even been a year since John Tortorella was shown the door in New York and already it looks like he is on thin ice in Vancouver with the Cancucks amidst an absolute free fall. Earlier this week, they were a...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  7. New York Rangers hit Yankee Stadium with new attitude

    Katie Strang

    Heading into the Stadium Series, the Rangers' identity is taking shape.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2014
  8. Blueshirts beginning to form an identity

    Katie Strang

    In the wake of John Tortorella's departure, the New York Rangers started the 2013-14 season scrambling to find some semblance of an identity under new coach Alain Vigneault. The black-and-blue, shot-blocking, defensive-minded structured style of ...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  9. Three Questions: Rangers in 2014

    Katie Strang

    The year 2013 was a disappointing one for the New York Rangers -- from the team's second-round exit in the playoffs last spring, to the subsequent dismissal of coach John Tortorella, to the sluggish start this season. With 40 games played, the Ranger...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  10. Kreider tricks, but doesn't trash, Torts

    Katie Strang

    NEW YORK -- It was an afternoon of redemption for the Rangers, and no one left Madison Square Garden happier than Chris Kreider. The 22-year-old fumbled with the Broadway Hat after the game, feigning confusion over whether he should put it on or ...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  11. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 5, Canucks 2

    Katie Strang

    NEW YORK -- John Tortorella's return to Madison Square Garden was not a pleasant one as his former club whipped his Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Saturday. No one had a bigger afternoon than Chris Kreider, who scored his first career hat trick against ...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  12. Rangers vs. Canucks: Coach cage match!

    Katie Strang

    Originally published Nov. 20 For the first time in the regular season since he was given the ax following the Rangers' hasty second-round exit from the playoffs in the spring, John Tortorella returns to his old Madison Square Garden digs to face h...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  13. John Tortorella on return to MSG -- Priority is Vancouver Canucks...

    Katie Strang

    In his first visit to Madison Square Garden since being fired last May, former Rangers coach John Tortorella was blunt about his intentions upon return.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2013
  14. Vigneault calls out Lundqvist

    Katie Strang

    NEW YORK -- John Tortorella more than earned his fire-breathing reputation during his time with the New York Rangers, and his tough-love coaching style seldomly spared anyone his wrath. But the jagged-edged coach, who was fired last spring, alway...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  15. NHL -- John Tortorella is adjusting and the Vancouver Canucks are...

    Katie Strang

    John Tortorella's brash, unyielding style earned him a ticket out of New York, but he's learned to adjust in Vancouver and the Canucks are better for it, writes Katie Strang.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2013
  16. Torts won't 'criticize' Rangers' struggles

    Katie Strang

    UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- In his first trip back to New York since getting the ax from the New York Rangers last spring, John Tortorella refused to take the bait when asked about his former team's struggles. The Rangers, who dismissed Tortorella after th...

    Blog | October 22, 2013