NHL Roundup: Tortorella on the brink, NY Rangers rumors, and more

By Anthony Scultore
Mar 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard (58) during the game between the Dallas Stars and the Columbus Blue Jackets at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Daily Goal Horn is your new home for hockey brought to you by the FullTilt Hockey Network of sites. Everyday you get a daily recap of all the prior day’s action, latest news, and most credible rumors in the NHL today. Plus great new features.

Here’s a quick round up of stories for you.

Will John Tortorella make it to the end of the season

If you haven’t seen Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins comments about wanting to “delete” this season, you’re missing out. It was as brutally honest a post game interview as you will ever see. The question is, will Torts make it to season’s end?

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Rangers were finalists for Zdeno Chara

When rumors surfaced that the New York Rangers were in on Zdeno Chara, I did not see the fit for a rebuilding team. It turns out that not only was Jeff Gorton interested in reuniting with Chara from his Boston days, but was a finalist in signing him.

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New York Rangers are looking to add a veteran defenseman

The New York Rangers realize they have a young and talented group of players, the youngest in the NHL in fact. They also realize having an entire blue-line of kids may not be the fastest way to playoff success. Larry Brooks touched on this yesterday in his latest column, but Forever Blueshirts has learned that the plan is to indeed add a veteran defenseman to the top six.

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NHL action from yesterday

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