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JOHN TORTORELLA RUMORS

These aren’t the same Capitals

Though it seems like the Rangers and Capitals clash in the playoffs every year, this Washington team is very different than the one the Blueshirts have met three times in the last four postseasons. In some ways, the roles have been reversed. Whereas John Tortorella’s Black and Blueshirts were known for their grind it out style and fearless Read more → The post These aren...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
23 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, thanks to anonymotif...
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 first Tortorella/Hartley...
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

Canucks' Tortorella suspended 15 days for conduct after brawl

The NHL suspended Vancouver coach John Tortorella without pay for 15 days on Monday for his conduct after a brawl between the Canucks and the Calgary Flames. Tortorella went to Calgary's locker room at intermission following the first period Saturday night, which began with several fights and four game misconducts per team. Vancouver won the game 3-2 in a shootout. "Mr. Tortorella...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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