Following his team’s 4-3 overtime win over the Boston Bruins and thus avoid an embarrassing sweep, Rangers coach John Tortorella passionately defended Brad Richards, who was a healthy scratch last night.
The humorously candid coach happens to go back a long way with Richards, making the unfortunate benching increasingly difficult and causing a frustrated Torts to express that Brad Richards should not be taking blame here. Tortorella would also prefer that media and fans alike not pile on the struggling center. If you choose to do so, you are more than welcome to kiss his buttocks.
The Rangers living for another day is a blessing if only because it means more Torts.
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