John Tortorella Fired By New York Rangers

BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Bruins eliminated the New York Rangers in five games last weekend. In doing so, they also ended John Tortorella’s tenure as head coach of the Rangers.

The Rangers announced Wednesday afternoon that Tortorella has been relieved of his coaching duties. Tortorella had one year left on his contract.

Tortorella led the team to a 171-115-29 record and four playoff berths in his four-plus seasons as head coach. The Rangers advanced to the conference finals last season, losing to the Devils in seven games, and the conference semifinals this year against Boston.

The coaching style of the 2003-04 Jack Adams Award winner was very distinct, and his brash demeanor in press conferences won him few friends in the New York media.


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