John Tortorella and his big yapper spoke to Pierre McGuire during the Rangers-Bruins game last night about what makes the Rangers successful. This, apparently: “Just grinding it out and playing with some jam.”
WITH SOME WHAT?
Now, I have no idea if this is a phrase that is said in locker rooms across the league. But I had never heard it before Peter Laviolette's tirade last season. Played hockey for eight years, too– never heard it then, either. So was Torts just saying what was on his mind? Was this a Freudian slip because, somewhere deep down inside, he wishes that he, too, could spit grammaticals of fire? Was Torts intentionally prodding Lavs before tonight’s game? We don’t know. But what we do know is that it is not Torts' phrase, and that it would be best to step off it, good sir.
Video after the jump.
H/T to Bleeding Brotherly Love