John Tortorella doesn't want to discuss Marian Gaborik's ice time

By Adam Gretz | Hockey writer
NEW YORK -- The Rangers lost to the Devils on Wednesday night, and one of the more interesting developments was the lack of ice time for Rangers superstar forward Marian Gaborik in in the third period. Especially since most of the time he was sitting on the bench the Rangers were trailing, and in need of the type of offense Gaborik can provide.

It took over 10 minutes for Gaborik to touch the ice in the third period, and prior to that the last shift he took was when New Jersey's Ryan Carter tied the game with less than two minutes to play in the second period.

Carter scored on a deflection from the point on a shot that was only able to get through after Gaborik failed to block the initial shot, which appears to be a sin for this Rangers team.

Everything is supposed to blocked.

Naturally, Gaborik's ice-time (or lack of it) was one of the first things Rangers coach John Tortorella was asked about in his post-game press conference. As has been the case all postseason, he had no interest in discussing it.

When asked if he did want to discuss Gaborik's ice time.

"No," said Tortorella. "No."

As for the rest of the press conference, it was Tortorella at his very best (or worst, depending on your perspective), and can be summed up with the following words, phrases and sentences.


"A number of things, but we'll keep it in the room."

And ... scene.

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