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JOHN TORTORELLA RUMORS

Does Anyone Else Miss John Tortorella?

The man. The myth. The eternally angry legend. Alain Vigneault has been New York Rangers coach for a season plus and has done a tremendous job. He’s changed the way the team plays, maintained an even-keeled persona which can be seen on the ice and, in his first season, led New York to its first Cup Final appearance since 1994. A remarkable start to what we all hope can be a championship...
Via NY Rangers Blog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tortorella fired as Canucks coach after one season

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Vancouver Canucks have fired John Tortorella one year into the fiery coach’s long-term deal. Tortorella, who signed a five-year contract last summer after being dismissed by the New York Rangers, failed to reach the playoffs behind the Vancouver bench. Assistant coach Mike Sullivan was also fired Thursday. The Canucks finished 25th in the 30...
Via NESN.com
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Vancouver Canucks To Fire John Tortorella On Thursday

John Tortorella’s tenure in Vancouver is reportedly over after just one disappointing season. According to Farhan Lalji of TSN Vancouver, the Canucks will fire the head coach Thursday, one year after taking over for Alain Vigneault. BREAKING - John Tortorella will be fired by #canucks tomorrow— Farhan Lalji (@FarhanLaljiTSN) May 01, 2014 Tortorella, who was in his first year...
Via NESN.com
May 01, 2014  |  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...
Via Save By Richter
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Fourth-line production key to Rangers’ strong season

The 2012-13 New York Rangers certainly weren’t without their blemishes. And if there was one wart that stood out above all the rest, it was the team’s complete absence of a fourth line. The Rangers, last year, were a two-line team. Their offense came almost exclusively from the top-six forwards, a group that wasn’t good enough on its own to carry such a heavy load. As a result...
Via isportsweb.com
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

John Tortorella's suspension perfectly summed up with 'Don't Push Me' (Video)

Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella returns to the bench Monday night in Detroit after serving a 15-day suspension after trying to chase down the Calgary Flames coaching staff for inciting a full-line brawl to open up their game on January 18th. In the postgame press conference, Tortorella summed up his attempt to protect his team with "Don't push me". Now...
Via Holdout Sports
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tortorella and Hartley have a history

Here's a good read that kind of puts the John Tortorella and Bob Hartley incident into perspective. Apparently, the two guys have a history going back to the AHL. I thought I would share it with you. Kevin Oklobzija, Democrat and Chronicle --- "They know how to push each other's buttons pretty well," Nichol said this morning. It has been 18 1/2 years since the...
Via Goon's World
January 21, 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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