7 Reasons the Rangers Were Right to Fire John Tortorella

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7 Reasons the Rangers Were Right to Fire John Tortorella
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Many people were surprised when the New York Rangers fired coach John Tortorella on Wednesday.

His supporters pointed to several key injuries the Rangers suffered, the lockout-shortened season and the fact that the Rangers reached the Eastern Conference Final and finished first in the conference during the regular season just a year ago.

A closer look at the evidence, however, shows that GM Glen Sather had several good reasons for dismissing Tortorella.

Here is a look at seven reasons that Sather had to let Torts go.

Keep in mind this does not mean that Tortorella is the only reason for the Rangers' disappointing performance this season; far from it, in fact. But keeping the bombastic coach would have hurt the team more than it helped them, and that's why the decision was a good one.

Feel free to add any reasons you feel I missed or to point out why you feel Tortorella deserved more time behind the bench on Broadway.

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