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Ottawa Senators v New York Rangers - Game Seven

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Head coach John Tortorella of the New York Rangers speaks to the media after the Rangers defeated the Ottawa Senators 2 to 1 in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Do you enjoy reading stuff and learning absolutely nothing in the process? If so, here’s the transcript of New York coach John Tortorella’s press conference prior to tonight’s Rangers-Devils game at Madison Square Garden.

Question: I can’t remember in which series you said before, but you were asked if you looked for something in the team and you weren’t going to say what it was, but you had seen it. Is that still the case?


Q: And you’ve seen what you need to see?


Q: Is there a challenge emotionally with the quick turnaround from one series to the next?


Q: You alluded yesterday to you’re glad the team had the experience of two Game 7s. So when other people are suggesting maybe 14 games isn’t the best way to start out…

COACH TORTORELLA: It’s a bunch of crap.

Q: What does Ottawa or the Capitals or the Devils - does it really come down to what your team does? Is that what your focus and preparation is?

COACH TORTORELLA: We don’t spend too much time on the other team. We’re worried about our team.

Q: You said home ice doesn’t matter until you get to a Game 7. Why is it different in Game 7 as opposed to any other home game?

COACH TORTORELLA: I just feel that way.

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