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Rangers Reach Agreement with Tortorella

From TSN:

Sources say the New York Rangers and John Tortorella have an agreement in place that would make him the next head coach of the NHL team, but that the Tampa Bay Lightning have not yet been contacted for permission.

A current NHL on TSN analyst, Tortorella remains under contract to the Lightning for the balance of this season. In order for him to become head coach of the Rangers, he requires the blessing of the Lightning.  Sources also tell TSN that the NHL’s head office is now involved in the situation regarding the Rangers, the Lightning and John Tortorella.

Obviously the Rangers need permission from the Bolts, and with the relationship between Tortorella and the owners there that is no guarantee.  However, let’s assume these two sides work something out.  I love this hire.  I have always been a fan of Tortorella’s fiery personality behind the bench and his high-intensity forecheck style of play.  His fire behind the bench should be quite a change for the Rangers who had the quiet, patient Renney behind the bench for a few years.

The question is, can Tortorella coach a team that is quite opposite from his Tampa team–that being, strong in goal and weak up front?

Time will tell, but I like this hire.

The Moose head to B.C. today where they will begin four games on the road starting on Friday with the Canucks (of Abbotsford).

Their lineup will be bolstered by the addition of Dominic Toninato who passed through waivers on Wednesday.

https://illegalcurve.com/dominic-toninato-clears-waivers-can-be-assigned-to-the-manitoba-moose-2/

The Jets take their act on the road starting with a game tomorrow night in St. Louis against the Blue.

The Moose will be in Abbotsford for a practice on Thursday as they get ready to kick off four away from Manitoba.

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Some Jets talk via the Jets Setting podcast with @Ted_Wyman & @ScottBilleck

The pair discuss the return of Paul Maurice, the impact of Rick Bowness and attendance at games.

https://illegalcurve.com/jets-setting-the-return-of-paul-maurice-the-bowness-effect-and-attendance/

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