Haggerty: 'Rangers have given up on their coach'

Haggerty: 'Rangers have given up on their coach'
May 22, 2013, 8:30 pm
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Rangers coach John Tortorella has built a reputation for his ruthless personality and his willingness to publicly call out his players. Bruins media members and fans have gotten a pretty good taste of that through three games, especially after Tortorella told reporters last week that he won't play Carl Hagelin on the power play because he "stinks" when he's out there. 

Apparently, Rangers players have had enough of their coach, and it's shown through the first three games as the B's took a 3-0 series lead over New York with a 2-1 win Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in the Eastern Conference semifinals. 

Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty discussed the Rangers' discontent with Tortorella and his coaching style with Mike Giardi -- among other issues that persist in the Rangers locker room -- on Sportsnet Central on Wednesday.

“I think they are [cooked], and I think they've tuned out Tortorella," Haggerty said. "I think they've given up on the coach, I think there's a lot of players that are done with his grating style that demands the shot blocking and the painful style of play and I don't think they feel like playing it anymore and I think it's obvious on the ice.”

Check out the video above to hear more of what Haggerty has to say about the Rangers falling apart.