NHL Playoffs: Quote: John Tortorella on Retaliation

April 25th, 2010 by Broadway Hockey Daily Leave a reply »

It’s not secret that Rangers head coach John Tortorella is a touchy guy and one of the things that seemed to get to him was players taking penalties even on occasion that it might be warranted.

There was one incident on April 7 involving Brandon Dubinsky retaliating because of a questionable hit on Marian Gaborik . After the game it wasn’t quite clear that Dubinsky wasn’t in Tortorella’s dog house. Well Tortorella discussed the incident with Larry Brooks of the NY Post , of all people, and here is what he said:

“I’ll tell you unequivocally that Dubi did the right thing there because we cannot have our best player be a target the way Gabby was in that situation,” said Tortorella, who will join general manager Glen Sather and hockey department personnel for organizational meetings this week at La Quinta, Calif. “When I was asked right after the game what I thought, I hadn’t gotten a good look at the hit when it happened and I hadn’t seen it on tape.

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