Spector at Fox News lists five coaches they may already be on the hot seat after poor starts to the season...
John Tortorella, New York Rangers
Injuries to key players like Marian Gaborik have whacked the Rangers roster hard early in this season, and management’s overpayment of free agents in recent years has hampered their ability to bolster their depth. Tortorella cannot be blamed for those factors but the demanding coach could end up paying the price at some point should the Blueshirts fall behind in the playoff race. Emotional, outspoken coaches like Tortorella tend to have a limited shelf life, especially when the team is losing, and after losing three of their first four games the speculation over how long he’ll stay in his current job has begun.
...unless the wheels completely fall off this thing, Torts is getting the entire season. Having said that, if they're out of the playoffs for the second year in a row, I think they let him go this offseason.
...hopefully the effort they showed last night will carry over. Consistency is a major problem with this team.
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