Rangers Rivalry: Best of Larry Brooks vs. John Tortorella

In case you missed it, longtime New York Rangers beat writer, Larry Brooks will be inducted into the HOF. A well deserved honor for the kid that dreamed of covering his favorite hockey team and turning it into a reality.

Tortorella vs. Brooks (msg)

I have long followed, read and admired Larry Brooks and his unmatched coverage of the Blueshirts. He is simply put the Rangers foremost insider on the daily beat. In honor of his HOF induction, we relive some memorable and classic moments with former Rangers fiery head coach, John Tortorella.

The Challenge

Who could forget the most memorable exchange between these two ever.

The Feud Continues

Things simmered down but got heated again in this classic exchange in the 2011 playoffs.

The Origin of the Feud

What most don’t recall is this feud didn’t start in NY, it started while Tortorella was in Tampa and Brooks was covering NJ in the playoffs.

Alls Well That Ends Well?

When Torts was hired by the Canucks, he and Brooksie made amends, although Brett Crygalis says Torts couldn’t be reached for comment on Brooks making the HOF.

No matter where they stand, amongst all in the hockey writing biz and many Rangers fans, Larry Brooks has been a HOFer and it is now official.

Congrats Larry!

Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore

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