Viagra levitra Memo to John Tortorella: You have enough to be concerned about coaching the New York Rangers, viagra levitra you don’t need to be chastising Ranger fans because they are booing Donald Brashear.

Viagra levitra Here is what Tortorella said following the Rangers 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals.

Viagra levitra “I don’t know what’s going on there, viagra levitra” Tortorella said to Michael Obernauer of the Daily News. Viagra levitra “Donald Brashear’s gonna be a big part of the hockey club. Viagra levitra I just don’t think he needs to be disrespected. Viagra levitra I think you (media) guys disrespected him when we brought him in here, viagra levitra I think that started the ball rolling.”

Viagra levitra Okay, viagra levitra it is one thing to attack the fans, viagra levitra but once you start calling out the media then you are really in trouble in New York.

Viagra levitra Let’s face it; you are never going to win when you start a verbal war with the fans or the media. Viagra levitra All Torts has to do is take a look at his boss’s relationship with the fans and the media.

Viagra levitra Glen Sather has been the frequent target for the fans and media for years. Viagra levitra Sather’s relationship with the New York media is frosty at best given he is accessible to them as Punxatawny Phil is on the other 364 days of the year. Viagra levitra It gets even worse because Sather seems more amenable to speaking with the Canadian media as opposed to those in his own backyard.

Viagra levitra As for Slats’ relationship with the fans, viagra levitra his results speak for themselves. Viagra levitra However, viagra levitra the Rangers President/GM took it to new heights when he blamed the fans and their less than enthusiastic demeanor for the Rangers missing the playoffs in 2003.

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Viagra levitra The Rangers coach really needs to spend a day reviewing Rangers history to see how long and far Ranger fans are willing to carry a grudge. Viagra levitra The fans still enjoy a good “Potvin Sucks” chant every now and then over 30 years after Potvin’s clean hot that broke Ulf Nilsson’s ankle in February 1979. Viagra levitra Yes, viagra levitra the check was clean and the broken ankle probably had more to do with the Garden’s lousy ice than anything else.

Viagra levitra If Ranger fans are still willing to tweak Potvin and New York Islander fans after all of these years, viagra levitra why would they be so willing to bury the hatchet with Brashear a few months after his heinous hit on Blair Betts? Even Brashear realizes that Rome wasn’t built in a day and his acceptance by Ranger fans will take time.

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