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Tortorella wants NYR to get younger

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GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -New York Rangers coach John Tortorella has had two days to mull his team's disappointing out-of-the-playoffs finish, and already knows what changes he wants made.

The blustery Tortorella believes the Rangers need to get younger, add character to the dressing room, and remove players that don't fit his program.

"I wasn't crazy about the room," the pull-no-punches Tortorella said Tuesday as the Rangers packed up for the summer. "That isn't an indictment of (captain) Chris Drury or Ryan Callahan or our leadership group. I think some people need to be weeded out of there. It's certainly not our core people.

"I think that room doesn't sustain itself. I don't think the room's a strong room."

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