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Here is Rangers Coach John Tortorella from last night's Rangers/Pens game:
Pat Leonard @NYDNRangers
So .... get a load of this from Tortorella on Orpik's knee on Stepan: (cont'd next tweet)
Torts: "It's a cheap, dirty hit. I wonder what would happen if we did it to their two whining stars over there." #NYR
Torts: "Just no respect amongst players, none. It's sickening." #NYR
Torts: "It's one of the most arrogant organizations in the league. They whine about this stuff all the time, and look what happens." #NYR
Torts: "It's ridiculous, but they'll whine about something else over there, won't they? Starting with their two (bleep) stars." #NYR
It is what it is. Hockey is a violent game. I won't complain about Orpik's hit, whether it was dirty or not, but I also don't want to hear Crosby whine when he gets frieght-trained in one of these playoff games.
One thing is for certain. You can change the equipment and rules all you want, injuries in hockey won't change until the players change.