Torts Talks Trade

“ This year, through his injuries, and then (Carl) Hagelin comes up and plays, and (John) Mitchell comes up and plays, we just ran out of spots. It's best for him because our lineup evolved and there just weren't any spots. ”
- John Tortorella
“ (Wolski) was fine in the room. He accepted his conditioning assignment, and he tried to do all of the things we wanted him to do to get back into the lineup. I have to make the decisions as far as what we want the lineup to be, and it just didn't include him. ”
- John Tortorella
“ It's a good deal both ways. It gives (Wolski) an opportunity to get his career back on track. We get a pick, and I don't know much about (Mike Vernace), so I just think it's a good deal all the way around. ”
- John Tortorella

Wojtek Wolski entered training camp vying for a spot on the Rangers No. 1 line. Saturday morning, after playing in only nine of the team's 59 games so far this season, Wolski was traded by the Rangers to Florida in exchange for a third round selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and defenseman Michael Vernace. 

Injuries, sports hernia surgery, and roster depth at the forward position completely turned around Wolski's season in New York, precipitating Saturday's trade after he notche donly three points this season.

Prior to Saturday's game against the Buffalo Sabres, Rangers head coach John Tortorella discussed the trade, as well as Wolski's season.

See what Torts had to say, then comment below.