John Tortorella Says the Rangers are “Playing with Some Jam”

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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.”

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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


19 Responses

  1. I cannot stand watching games on NBC or NBC sports…Pierre just gives background information on every player on the ice, where they came from, went to school or played juniors…if your lucky you get to learn about someone’s family too…so fucking annoying…how do we mute his microphone?

  2. I have it on good authority from a high ranking employee on the team that Mr. Giroux has requested to be able to wear extra padding on the backs of his legs after the serious injury suffered by Mr. Rinaldo. Mr. Snider will undoubtedly deny this request further proving my point that HE does NOT care about player safety, only PROFITS!

  3. @MM,
    Honestly…who cares what he says? Battle is on the ice and the way the Flyers are playing I don’t think they stand a shot tonight. No Hartnell, Schenn or Briere. Going to be the Phantoms vs Rangers tonight…
    My favorite part of the article though…”Played hockey for eight years, too– never heard it then, either.” LOL must of been a healthy scratch for most of those years…so yea he wouldn’t have heard much of anything sitting in the bleachers…

  4. Please stop posting utilizing my likeness. You are not the least bit humorous and the safety of the players is a very serious subject. 4 games = 3 injuries. Outraged

  5. @Chirp, absolutely. In addition with regards to Fonzie, you can only motivate pros by ranting for so long. He burns out everywhere he goes. No way they blockk as many shots as they did last year it takes too much of a physical toll. The rags look like a 1 line team, the composition of that line makes no sense. Last night they were trying to get that backdoor goal on the 5 on 3, trying to exploit Bryz’s percieved weakness going side to side, pk was awesome wouldn’t let it happen. When they did shoot russian bear could see puck, make save.

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