Tortorella: Don't ask NHL coaches to fix stagnant scoring

Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella is a big proponent of the NHL figuring out ways to increase scoring. His only exception is any discussion that begins with the league placing the burden on coaches to solve the problem. ''That's a crock,'' Tortorella said, bluntly making his case that a coach's job security relies on victories rather than how many goals a team scores. ''If everybody...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Tortorella Ends Season

Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella never disappoints when it comes to meeting with the media. Watch as he ends the 2016 season on meets Blue Jackets exit interview day. The post Blue Jackets Tortorella Ends Season appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Full of young talent, Blue Jackets look past dismal season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella was typically blunt on Monday in looking back on the team's dismal season. ''I'm disappointed, I'm mad, frustrated,'' said Tortorella, who was brought in to try to stop the bleeding after the Blue Jackets lost their first seven games of the season. ''I feel like I've let the organization down. I don't think I've done...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Avery says John Tortorella's only gear is 'to scream at people'

Former New York Rangers agitator Sean Avery has never been shy to voice his opinion, and in an interview with Dan Marrazza of ESPN.com, he didn’t disappoint. Avery talked about his personality, his reputation and his fit in the National Hockey League, among many topics. One of the topics brought up was his fondness for his former minor-league coach and current Toronto Maple Leafs...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

John Tortorella wants NHL to get rid of coach's challenge

The NHL coach’s challenge was introduced this season to help overturn incorrect calls made by referees. Columbus Blue Jackets bench boss John Tortorella isn’t too impressed with the results so far, and after losing a challenge in Monday night’s 6-4 win over the Boston Bruins at TD Garden, the veteran head coach wants the entire thing scrapped all together. “I think we...
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February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

John Tortorella blasts leadership on Blue Jackets

John Tortorella has done a good job turning around the Blue Jackets since taking over for Todd Richards, going 13-15-3 since Richards started 0-7. But there is still a ways to go. And if you listen to Tortorella talk after a loss to the Panthers on Sunday, there’s a long way to go. Tortorella torched the Jackets after the loss which punctuated an 0-3 road trip … especially...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

With the worst league start in 72 years, is the Blue Jackets' season completely lost?

With all the fanfare surrounding the hiring of John Tortorella, one would have thought that a notch in the win column for the Blue Jackets was a given.Then Columbus lost 3-2 to the Minnesota Wild in Torts’ debut, and the team fell to 0-8-0 on the early season.Any hockey coach or analyst might say after seven or eight games that the season is still young and that there is “plenty...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Tortorella to coach Team USA at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

I hope Team USA players like to block shots, because defensive-minded coach John Tortorella will be taking charge of the American squad at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. “We’re excited to have John as head coach of our World Cup team,” Dean Lombardi, general manager of Team USA for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey said in a press release Tuesday. “He knows what it takes to win...
Via NESN.com
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Canucks fire Mike Gillis, Tortorella shouldn’t be next

Yesterday, the Canucks fired general manager Mike Gillis. The stains of the Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider debacles were probably too significant to ignore in a season in which the Canucks missed the playoffs. Predictably, the guns now have their sites set on head coach John Tortorella, because why not? Nobody likes Torts. For starters, Gillis deserved to be fired. His goaltending...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

John Tortorella suspended 15 days without pay for conduct after brawl

On Monday the NHL suspended Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella for 15 days without pay for his conduct following his team’s Saturday night brawl with the Calgary Flames. Tortorella attempted to enter Calgary’s locker room during the first intermission Saturday night and video showed him having to be restrained from Flames staff and players. Saturday night’s game featured...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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