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Marc Savard: Rangers should fire John Tortorella 05.23.13 at 6:28 pm ET
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NEW YORK — Speaking of super weird tweets, Marc Savard thinks John Tortorella should get fired:

The tweet came in response to Tortorella’s decision to make Brad Richards a healthy scratch for Game 4 against the Bruins. This would technically qualify as trash talk, as Savard is still under contract with the Bruins through 2017, though his career is effectively over due to concussions.

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Rangers’ Brad Richards a healthy scratch for Game 4 at 11:53 am ET
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NEW YORK — With the Rangers on the brink of elimination, John Tortorella is sitting embattled center Brad Richards, the slumping scorer revealed Thursday after staying out on the ice following the team’s morning skate.

Richards, who is earning $12 million this season in the second year of his nine-year, $60 million deal (carrying a cap hit of $6.66 million), has skated on the fourth line in the first three games of the conference semifinals against the Bruins. He has no goals this postseason after scoring 11 in the regular season.

Richards said Tortorella called him Thursday morning to tell him he would not be playing.

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