I used to turn the broadcast off after the Rangers would lose; but not anymore. This stuff is golden. And I'm certainly not alone in thinking this. You can go right ahead and ask any Rangers fan what they're favorite Torts presser is, 'cause they're certain to have one.
Hopefully everyone is enjoying the ride, 'cause Torts won't always be coach of the Rangers and these beauties won't last forever. To be honest, these few months of NHL lockout have given me a serious case of Torts withdrawal; I can't even imagine how the media are getting on without him.
His fantastically unpredictable, yet memorable exhibitions have even prompted viral spoof videos, which have further promoted his legacy.
Although he is known to conduct 15-second pressers from time to time, which could complicate things for the media, Torts is also just as likely to put on a spectacle. It's his unabashed willingness to speak his mind that has made him something of a league-wide treasure, and at times, a walking headline writer.
Despite his occasional reluctance to speak with the media in a civilized way, there are several Torts-related things reporters would have trouble finding elsewhere in the absence of a NHL season.
Have a look at what the media, and us as fans, are missing about the man, the legend, John Tortorella.