Tortorella's style seems to suit Rangers

Updated: March 27, 2009, 1:27 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- If Tom Renney was that understanding uncle in the worn cardigan with the patches on the elbow, then John Tortorella is the wild-eyed uncle with the ax in that dark house at the end of the lane.

Want to know how wacky hockey is sometimes?

As fine a body of work as Renney produced as coach of the New York Rangers, taking them to three straight playoff appearances and twice advancing to the second round, this Rangers team needed less cardigan and more ax.

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