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John Tortorella defends team strategy

Updated: May 31, 2012, 10:55 AM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

New York Rangers coach John Tortorella blasted the media for criticizing his team's shot-blocking ability.

"I think the people that are writing about us with our shot blocking ... I think they're idiots," Tortorella said Wednesday during an interview on ESPN NewYork 98.7's "The Michael Kay Show."

"I think they're disrespecting our players. I think they're disrespecting our team. We don't sit in our meetings and say forget about carrying the puck and trying to score a goal ...

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