Sunday, February 27, 2011

Video: Tortorella Rips Into Officials, "A Horseshit Call"

While the Rangers have struggled for the better part of two months coach John Tortorella has managed to keep an upbeat attitude about the team and the games for the most part.  Today some of the frustrations of that time and today's lousy officiating came out in full force at how the officiating was in the game.

Andrew Gross at Ranger Rants has quotes from the post game press conference in which Tortorella ripped into the refs and the league:.

“It’s a tough one,” Tortorella said. “We gave them *&$)#@ all night long and they beat us five on three on a horse*&$)#@ call to start.

“As the game went on, it was one of those games. Both teams were grinding. I just wish the league would stay the hell out of it and let the teams decide it. It’s bull*&$)#@. There’s too much at stake here.

“We took some stupid penalties but Danny Girardi’s is not a boarding call. It’s just a simple guess. We gave them nothing five on four, nothing and we get beat five on three and it starts with a bad call.”
I would expect that Torts will be receiving a call and a fine from the league for his comments.  Courtesy of Jesse Spector's Blueshirts Blog here is the video of the post game presser.