John Tortorella: Coach of the Year
Forget all pretenses you have about John Tortorella. Forget that he often fights with the media and fans, how abrasive he can be and his prior successes and failures.
Forget that he won a Stanley Cup and a Jack Adams award, and forget that he was fired as coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
This season, the New York Rangers are playing their best hockey since 1994. The Blue Shirts have the third best point percentage in the entire NHL, thanks to Tortorella and his team. They are arguably the best in the league; a position no one, including myself, thought possible.
Let's take a look at some of the reasons Torts is the best coach in the league: