Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 11/19/14

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 30: Head coach John Tortorella of the New York Rangers during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on January 30, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Rangers 3-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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, but I do make my own bed in that type of situation and I need to make some corrections, I need to make some adjustments in that part of it. “I’m dealing with an older team here, as I look at the roster, I think I need to respect the older players and some of the processes they’ve gone through and make adjustments with myself as far as how I handle them.” Tortorella added that he needs to push players in a respectable way. ...assuming Hagelin would have liked Tortorella to have had this revelation before last season started. And to be honest, while I'm glad Torts is finally seeing the error of his way, cou...
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