What John Tortorella Must Do for the New York Rangers to Win Big in 2013

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What John Tortorella Must Do for the New York Rangers to Win Big in 2013
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"I love our jam, I love our balls. I really like what we have here."

John Tortorella has a way with words.

Understatement.

He also has a way with his players and will have to do an even better coaching job this season, if the New York Rangers will have a chance to win their first Stanley Cup championship since 1994.

Last season was an outstanding one, as the Blueshirts compiled a 51-24-7 record and went deep into the springtime, only to lose to the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Good.

But certainly not good enough.

The Rangers fiery front man, who coached the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Cup in 2004, knows that in order for his team to get to the next level, to win the six more playoff games necessary to hoist the hardware, the players must raise their collective games. Here's his take:

“Our team had a great season last year. But to be considered a great organization, you have to do it again and again. That's the difficult thing. To be considered a great organization, we still have some steps to go.”

And that includes Tortorella. So what must he do, in order to help the Blueshirts take those steps? There are six big things in particular. Read on to find out what they are.

Quotes from Torts used in this article courtesy of:

thinkexist.com

snyrangersblog.com

puckit.com

fannation.com

msg.com

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