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Joe Thornton angers John Tortorella

Updated: November 2, 2011, 1:40 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

New York Rangers coach John Tortorella didn't take kindly to San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton calling his team "soft" following New York's 5-2 victory over San Jose on Monday night.

"It surprised me, and I've never heard a player say that," Tortorella told reporters after Tuesday's practice, according to the New York Daily News. "Joe's a heck of a player, but here's a player popping off about our team, and Joe hasn't won a god d--- thing in this league. He could go down as a ...

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