Found May 13, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
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from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, John Tortorella’s image has taken a beating in the Stanley Cup playoffs and if he had any ambition to coach the U.S. Olympic team in 2014, well, he can probably forget about it now. Tortorella’s very short, snarky, combative press conferences have made for fine television moments — if that kind of thing makes you laugh — but it hardly sets him up to represent his country as a leader in an event where major media responsibilities are just part of the daily interaction of the job. Tortorella, in fact, might have been the favourite for the job after being an assistant to Ron Wilson in 2010 and considering what he’s done with the New York Rangers — but that certainly has taken a step backwards in the playoffs. Even though Pittsburgh’s Dan Bylsma and Philadelphia’s Peter Laviolette were eliminated with Tortorella still alive with the Rangers, they now loom as favourites for the position. The betting here is that Bylsma gets the job because the Un...
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