John Tortorella Keeps Tempting Fate

May 18, 2012 12:00 AM

John Tortorella Keeps Tempting Fate

" The biggest story to come out of the Devils' 3-2 win in Game Two had nothing to do with Martin Brodeur's goaltending, New Jersey's forechecking or anything else on the ice.

It had to do with John Tortorella's post-game press conference when the truculent Rangers coach used a series of one-word answers to reveal nothing about his thoughts and leave reporters covering the team to whine about how little help they get from Tortorella. Their displeasure is why this became a story, because there isn't a soul alive who actually thinks there's any correlation between the play of the team and the coach's demeanor in a press conference.

Chris Carlin of SNY suggested that Tortorella just answer questions with silly cliches, which gets to the heart of why this whole thing is so ridiculous. Who wants to hear another coach or player spout stupidity just so a columnist can spin it into some empty parable about the game? 

Tortorella's pressers are amusing and they don't make anybody's job any harder because you can simply comment on what happened in the game "

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