Friday, August 13, 2010

Torts: Redden's Got to Beat People Out

In part II of his interview with Stan Fischler over at MSG.com, John Tortorella had this to say about Wade Redden...

"For starters," said Tortorella in our interview, "Wade is a great and proud guy. But I don't think he played well last year and I told him so. I also told him that if he expects to be in the top six of the defensemen, he's got to beat out people."

...it sounds like the Rangers are going to give Redden one last chance to prove himself in camp. Which I've said all along.

...not sure what the Rangers are going to do cap wise if Redden is able to beat guys out or god forbid Staal isn't signed by opening night.

Torts also says he wishes he was able get Michael Del Zotto more rest last season (that's what you get for not having a 7th defenseman all season) and Chris Drury is going to get a chance to redeem himself offensively this season.

Torts added this on prospects Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonagh...

"We have to keep adding to our (young) core," Torts pointed out. "That's our philosophy and (forward) Stepan showed during our camp in June that he has the kind of offensive instincts we can use. He'll get a long opportunity at center.

"As for (defenseman) McDonagh, I'm glad he got into the pro game right away. Since our blue line is in a state of flux (much depends on
Marc Staal's contract situation) we'll give Ryan a long look."

...i think McDonagh has a much better chance of making the team out of camp strickly because of numbers.

The Rangers coach also gives us his thoughts on Staal, Dan Girardi, Matt Gilroy and Todd White.

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33 comments:

KD said...

I feel like last season was Redden's last chance - and last straw.

This is business, and he's costing us money and not giving us product.

I'm sorry, but in the business world he'd be gone immediately after last season.

BC knowing Redden, he will play his ass off - beat out some other guys - then slack off for the rest of the season, collect paychecks, do coke and comb his booshy eyebrows.

Anonymous said...

Wade Redden- 6 years, 6.5 million per,14 pts in 09-10
Mark Streit- 5 years, 4.1 million per, 49 pts in 09-10

YOUR TEAM IS A JOKE! GARTH IS BETTER THAN GLENN! GET OVER IT!!!!!

Rick said...

I also liked the way the fish finished, like fish out of water on a frozen pond.

chris said...

define joke: not winning a playoff series for 17 years? finishing last almost every season? having us run you out of your own building? signging a medicore goalie to a 15 year deal of which he has probably played about 10% of? or moving to kansas city?

Anonymous said...

Not winning a playoff series for 17 years and finishing last almost every season is tough, yes. But how exactly have the Rangers "run us out of our own building"? Last time I checked, the Islanders split the season series with you guys, a better team, and last time I checked we are required by law to play at the Mausoleum until 2015. So I don't get that reference. The DP contract was a dick move, yes we admit. But when DP was at his best in the 03-04, and 06-07 seasons HE WAS BETTER THAN HENRIK, YES I WIL SAY IT AGAIN HE IS BETTER THAN HENRIK. And what is it with u schmucks and kansas city? Do you not realize it was a ploy by Charles WAng to try and scare Nassau County politicians into getting more involved in the Lighthouse Project? We ARE NOT MOVING TO KANSAS CITY. It was a threat, not a reality! If anywhere, we are going to Queens in 2015, right next to Citifield. Which is fine because most Islanders fans are Mets fans and can enjoy both facilities easily.

sfalcon27 said...

In what universe was DiPietro ever better that lundqvist? Also, how is our team the joke if your team is being threatened with relocation if they dont play better? frankly, thats just sad. Way to make you and your team look like clowns though.

Andrew_794 said...

20 bucks says redden gets hurt in training camp and we wont be able to send him down because of it

AnnoyingJoe said...

I have a joke.

Knock Knock
who's there?
Rick DiPietro

LI Joe said...

hey the good doctor is here again. glad to see you took time out of your busy day to troll another teams board. well so much for your fantasy job how is the real one at wendys. does wendys have franchises in kc

Gary said...

@Annoyingjoe
Not funny. He still has ten years left on the DL.
:)

Anonymous said...

Us being relocated has absolutely nothing to do with how bad we are. Do you honestly think Kate "The Schmuck" Murray even knows where the Islanders finished the past few seasons? No. If you asked her and the other schmuck politicians who Kyle Okposo was, they'd probably say a foreign food dish. Would playing better help our chances? Yes. But we're not in this situation bc of our previous failures. Once again you guys show how unintelligent you are.

love,
THE TROLL

Gary said...

It actually has everything to do with you idiots relocating. Although I'm not surprised an inbred fifth grader such as yourself could figure it out... Let me map this out for ya:
If you don't win games, no one wants to go see you play.
If there's no one there to see you play, you don't make any money.
If you don't make any money, you get sold, or relocated to a market where you will make money.
...so yeah, you guys sucking ass the past twenty years has everything to with it.
But enjoy Kansas City. I hope you have Center Ice. Just call up DP and see if you can go over and watch the games with him. He'll still be racking up them contract dollars from his couch for the next decade, so you'll have plenty of time to get to know each other... actually, I can't hate the man. He is screwing you guys more than I could ever imagine. It's a dream to hear about his glass hips and the "optimism" shown by the organization that he will be back next season.
He is not better than Lundqvist, nor will he ever be better than Lundqvist. How many gold medals has DiPietro backstopped a team to? How many playoff series has DiPietro ever won? Both big goose eggs. enjoy the bottom of the conference. You'll be there for a while.

Anonymous said...

Once again, us relocating has nothing to do with us sucking. The last time Nassau Coliseum sold out on a consistent basis was during the glory years. The Isles have struggled to build a team as dynamic as the '80-'83 Isles. They have built decent teams over the years (ex: 92-93, 01-02, 02-03, 03-04, 06-07) but let's be honest. In a suburb like Long Island, a hockey game is never going to be a hot ticket unless it's a remarkable team. Do u honestly believe ur Rangers would have decent attendance if they weren't located in the city? Your team has been just as illegitimate over the past 2 decades as us. Madison Square Garden is a tourist destination in the most popular city on Earth. That is why you have better attendance. Not bc you are a good team. You suck just as bad as we do. We struggle with attendance bc we are in a suburb and yes, partially bc we suck. The Islanders are Long Island's only sports franchise. They achieved the greatest New York sports dynasty in history (4 championships in a row). The Islanders will not leave NY and the only reason we are struggling is because our dirtbag politicians DONT CARE ABOUT HOCKEY. Those that do are Rangers fans. Oh and by the way, don't be so quick to crown Queen Henrik. The guy is a complete stiff. Rick DiPietro attends every single charity event the Islanders host, which I might add, are substantially more abundant in this organization than yours. Yes, he struggles with injury, much like Mike "The Communist Big-Mouth" Richter did late in his career. I guess we both understand what it's like to have fragile goaltenders. But at least Rick DiPietro is a good person, not a Swedish dirtbag who collects his paycheck and smiles through his teeth all the time. One thing we will always have over u guys is class. We do charity work! Your team is a bunch of dirtbags.

Rick said...

Really charity events are the Rick DP expertise. Thats what you are going to label your franchise goalie-Mr. Charity. Well considering he no longer plays hockey I guess that would be the next big thing to do, charity events. So yeah, you got us on that one. But we still have the upper hand when you consider that we are probably the biggest booster you have when it comes to NYI charity events. We are the ones who sell out your dilapidated Coliseum. You should be beholden to us for being the ones who contribute to your miserable life as a NYI fan.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for admitting that the Islanders do more charity. Thank you.

Rick said...

I guess if thats the way you took it, thats fine by me but dreamstates are always open to interpretations.

LI Joe said...

troll - initially i thought you were one of the many loser islander fans that threw stuff on the ice during the buffalo series. then i thought well how would he get a ticket on a wendys salary. so it was probably other loser islander fans. either way your fanbase is a bigger disgrace than the team itself

Anonymous said...

Throwing stuff on the ice during the Buffalo series? You actually remember that? That was like, 3 and half years ago. If you actually watched the game you would understand that Brendan Witt scored but the referees claimed that Ryan Miller was "pushed" into the net by an invisible player, therefore the goal was waved off. This warrants debris as far as I'm concerned. Were you one of the Ranger fans that booed when Fedor Tyutin savagely threw Sidney Crosby to the ground during the '08 playoffs? Or one of the fans that booed when Straka was called for interference on Cindy? Then you know bad officiating, too.

AnnoyingJoe said...

The worst things about Islander fans is the smell.

LI Joe said...

so mr wendys is defending throwing stuff on the ice. figures. typical loser islander fan. sorry charlie but no excuses for that disgraceful behavior. lke i said the fans are a bigger disgrace than thr team itself

The Guy Who Works At Wendy's said...

Rangers fans don't throw things on the ice? Rangers fans don't assault other people? Rangers fans don't get rejected by their girlfriends on television? Ok.

Anonymous said...

Islander fans smell? You must be confusing your own boozey, gingivitis-induced, Manhattan trash stench with that of a Long Islander. I literally walk out of MSG and smell urine! URINE ON THE STREETS OF NYC! Once again, please don't embarass yourself.

Anonymous said...

And Rags fans are horrifically homophobic and anti-Semitic as well.

The Man Your Man Could Smell Like said...

Ugh, my balls are starting to itch, they can't handle the stench of faggot Ranger fans. Oh, by the way, tell your mothers it will reshape in 2-4 weeks.

AnnoyingJoe said...

Tee Hee. that smell comment really got u girls going.

And that girlfriend rejection was a publicity stunt you rube.

William said...
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William said...

this is great little rant here. sorry to have missed it live. but seriously, the Island is a pretty massive suburb. It should be able to support a decent franchise much in the same way Anaheim, though not really a suburb, does. Maybe because it's a shit organization w/ a lousy fanbase. you can partially blame ownership and management (at one point, that joke of a human mike milbury was your GM.) wish you had a little bit more humility though.

Anonymous said...

No, it actually wasn't a publicity stunt. It was totally real and so typical of Rags fans. Keep the Islander trash talk coming! Twice the pride, double the fall this April when we make the playoffs and you guys don't!

LI Joe said...

mr wendys if you clowns do make the playoffs try to keep the ice clean of litter this time around. let the litter stay in the seats instead.

yuo clowns disgraced a great sport with your antics

Anonymous said...

You bring up the same thing in literally every post. You are a Rags fan! Why were you watching that series?! Were you still mad that Dubie beat you guys weeks before with an injury-ravaged lineup? YOU ARE A RAGS FAN! YOU ARE IN NO POSITION TO TEACH OTHERS ABOUT CLASS!

AnnoyingJoe said...

Do I have to own you again? Go byebye fishboy. Your embarrassing yourself.

LI Joe said...

i wasn't watching the series. was watching the rangers series - remember we advanced to round 2 that year. see fool sometimes teams win series not every team has a long standing tradition of not winning a single series going back to 1993.

but the lowlights of the fans antics were on the news and sports reports. like i said you and your fellow garbage throwers are a disgrace to the great game of hockey. a far bigger disgrace than your team itself.

re the losing tradition --- tavares was in diapers when the isles last won a playoff series.

LI Joe said...

to be fair taveras was 4 mos shy of 3rd birthday in may 93 so he probably was potty trained unlike mr wendys aka the troll