In the NHL (and most other sports), rivalries are grown and cultivated by playoff series.
Former NHL.com writer Dave Lozo spent four seasons covering the often rude, condescending and inconsiderate former coach of the Rangers, John Tortorella.
Brad Richards would like to continue his career with the New York Rangers. That decision was his two summers ago, but now it is out of his hands.
Any kind of comeback now starts with Game 4 in New York. Three teams have recovered from an 0-3 hole to win an NHL series.
Silverman: The Rangers have an opportunity in Game 1 to set the tone of the series. The Bruins are still in the clouds after their seventh-game miracle comeback vs. Toronto.
What would playoff hockey be without the Rangers playing the Capitals?
After his New York Rangers lost Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Tortorella gave a press conference for the book. Tortorella answered “no” or “we’ll keep it in the room” to most of the questions asked during the 70-second interview.