3 Reasons the Clock Is Ticking for John Tortorella

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3 Reasons the Clock Is Ticking for John Tortorella
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It’s crazy to think that 18 games removed from an Eastern Conference Finals appearance we’re talking about John Tortorella’s job security.

But it’s been that kind of year for the New York Rangers.

Goals have been hard to come by, the defense has been more susceptible to turnovers and there’s a significant amount of grit missing from this club.

Fingers can be pointed in many different directions.

But, in this league, it’s usually the coach who inherits most of the blame, and this case is no different.

The good news for Torts is that there’s still more than half a season to go, and if he wants to keep his job, he’s going to have to take a Rangers team that had Stanley Cup aspirations and lead it into the playoffs.

Failure to do so could result in his release.

Here are the three reasons why Tortorella finds himself sitting in the hot seat.

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