After four and a half seasons of halfway decent hockey (which included a Eastern Conference No. 1 seed in 2012 and a 19-25 playoff record overall), the New York Rangers have canned head coach John Tortorella.
How could they, you will probably say, if you are a casual observer of the Rangers who enjoys watching hostile press conferences and in-game interviews on television or on sites like ours the next day. But oh thank heavens, you will probably say, if you are a fan of the Rangers or of good hockey or, really, of anyone or anything besides John Tortorella, who insisted on an ugly cycling-and-shot-blocking-centric style (regardless of his personnel!), designed the worst playoff power play in recent memory, and bullied the press for fun.