Only a few hours after the firing of Rangers' coach Tom Renney, TSN's Bob McKenzie went live with a story about whom the successor could be.
According to McKenzie, the Rangers and former Lightning coach John Tortorella already "have an agreement in place" that would make him the 34th head coach in team history. However, the Rangers would need to contact the Lightning about his availability, something McKenzie said has not happened yet. The key word there is likely 'yet'.
If hired, Tortorella would bring fireworks and fanfare to the Rangers' locker room and, who knows, could light a fire under some of the team's under performing stars. In my opinion, that would likely be one of the reasons behind the move. Tortorella is likely one of the best candidates on the market right now, but he would also be a departure from Renney in the personality department.
John Tortorella Rumored to Take Over as Rangers' Head Coach originally appeared on NHL FanHouse on Mon, 23 Feb 2009 15:38:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.