What’s John Tortorella’s legacy with the New York Rangers, on the day he’s been fired as head coach? The shot-blocking? The blue-collar work ethic? Those fights off the faceoff? That water bottle thing?
No … it’s his contentious, provocative, tense, amusing (to him) and unforgettable relationship with NY Post scribe Larry Brooks and the rest of the local media. Yahoo! Sports remembers Torts vs. reporters:
That’s a solid collection. But we’d be remiss if we didn’t post this “next question” classic with Mr. Brooks from Torts’ days with the Tampa Bay Lightning (one NSFW word):