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(Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images) By Sean Hartnett (@HartnettHockey)  John Tortorella is in the infancy of tenure as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks. So far, he’s done an excellent job at putting up a facade and played nice with British Columbia media. Eventually, this temporary exterior is going to crack. Sure, Tortorella can smile all the way through training camp and pretend he enjoys dealing with the media. The pressure won’t start until the Canucks find themselves in the middle of a regular season losing streak — or when Torts faces a tough question about benching or demoting a prominent star player. A leopard doesn’t change his spots. Throughout his time in New York, Tortorella became as prickly as a cactus when the pressure was turned up the highest. It was his method of self-defense. He became very protective of what information about his team became available to opponents through the media. His favorite line was: “It’s staying in the room.” Dealing with the media is only...
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