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NHL Playoffs 2012: New York Rangers Off Twitter For Stanley Cup Playoffs Run

The New York Rangers have unleashed a new way to get ready for the NHL Playoffs: They are swearing off Twitter.

According to WFAN, coach John Tortorella laughed when asked whether he gave the directive to stop Tweeting, and the players would not reveal what caused their Tweet ban. But the Rangers took turns saying goodbye to their followers before the playoffs started.

WFAN rounded up some of the goodbye Tweets:

"Hey guys!" tweeted goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. "No twitter during playoffs. ... Thanks for all the support! You guys are great!"

Marian Gaborik: "Twitter off for playoffs! Wish us luck. Ttyl #therealseasonbegins"

Michael Del Zotto: "Focussing on playoffs and our team goals. Taking a twitter break. Always appreciate the support from blueshirt fans! #therightway"

For more coverage of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, be sure to check out our blogs Blueshirt Banter and In Lou We Trust. Also take a peek at our StoryStream and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.