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Roberto Luongo is not walking through that door. After five hard-fought games, the Bruins find themselves with a 3-2 series deficit heading into a must-win Game 6. That’s the same scenario they stared down in 2011 and triumphed against, but doing the same this time around should be considerably more difficult. NESN Nation’s Alison Smith and Dan Duquette are preparing for the Bruins to try and repeat history, but they’re aware of how tough of time they might have of it against Corey Crawford and the Blackhawks. See what else they’re looking for in Game 6 in the above video. Join NESN Nation: In-game home page | Twitter | Facebook

Hey Vancouver Canucks fans…it’s time to believe in Torts!

Welcome To Van City John! One got the sense Tuesday, as John Tortorella addressed the Vancouver media for the very first time, that this is the beginning of a brand new relationship. Vigneault wasn’t an outspoken coach but he was lively and provided personality. Torts gives off an aura that’s on a completely superior level than most coaches around the league though and it was...

Canucks set to welcome Tortorella

The Vancouver Canucks are expected to introduce John Tortorella as their new head coach on Tuesday. Tortorella, the recently fired coach of the New York Rangers, arrived in Vancouver on Friday amid reports he was the choice to replace the fired Alain Vigneault. If all goes as expected, Tortorella and Vigneault will end up trading teams. Vigneault was hired last week as Tortorella...

New Life In Vancouver

The Vancouver Canucks will introduce John Tortorella as their new head coach at a 4:00pm ET press conference tomorrow. The Canucks seem to be on a down-swing, will Tortorella be able to get them back into the Stanley Cup picture or will we see a further decline in Vancouver? Your thoughts...

Eklund: Philly Buys Out Bryzgalov (E5), Luongo to Flyers (E4)

To the surprise of no one, the Flyers have bought out Ilya Bryzgalov. From what I've been hearing today, it looks like Philly may have a plan underway to acquire Roberto Luongo -- not by trade. More to come...

Tortorella Ready to Make Adjustments to Coaching Style in Vancouver

In his first interview since officially being named the head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, John Tortorella admits that he needs to change the perception of him around the NHL... “I think it’s come to the point with me, where I’m kind of being defined as ‘that lunatic,’ not only on the bench, but also after games with media. I don’t want to be defined that way,...

John Tortorella is officially the new coach of the Vancouver Canucks

After weeks of speculation, the Vancouver Canucks officially named John Tortorella their new head coach. He becomes the 17th head coach in franchise history and is the first American-born coach to be named head coach of the Canucks. Tortorella was recently fired as the head coach of the New York Rangers after being eliminated in the second round of the playoffs by the Boston Bruins...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Luongo, Cap Space

Flyers Cap Space and Luongo As soon as the Flyers file compliance buyout paperwork today to eliminate the contracts of Danny Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov from their salary cap figure, the club can officially announce the signing of Mark Streit. At that point, the team will have $4,181,478 of open cap space. This does not include the team's ability to use an in-season long-term...

Rick Nash Is The Perfect Fit For Alain Vigneault’s System

Alain Vigneault is the new head coach of the New York Rangers, and the one man who is probably the happiest about the arrival of A.V. on Broadway is Rick Nash. At Vigneault’s introductory press conference on Friday, I thought he had a lot of interesting things to say that I didn’t necessarily expect. He [...]
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