JOHN TORTORELLA RUMORS

Rising Rangers still missing spark plugs

The Rangers’ defensive lapses and disappointing individual performances have been discussed again and again, but one surprising issue this season has been the frequency with which the team hits the ice with very little energy. We saw so few of those pure stinker games in recent years under first John Tortorella and then Alain Vigneault, but […] The post Rising Rangers still...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks coach: Torts will have Jackets 'geared up'

Vancouver's extended All-Star break is coming to an end, and it's easing back into things by completing a three-game homestand against two beatable opponents.The first of those, however, is complicated with the Columbus Blue Jackets and former coach John Tortorella visiting Thursday night.Tortorella first had to return to the Blue Jackets' bench to make his first trip back to Vancouver...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets-Canucks Preview

Vancouver's extended All-Star break is coming to an end, and it's easing back into things by completing a three-game homestand against two beatable opponents. The first of those, however, is complicated with the Columbus Blue Jackets and former coach John Tortorella visiting Thursday night. Tortorella first had to return to the Blue Jackets' bench to make his first trip back to...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tortorella breaks ribs, will not coach Jackets on Saturday

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella has broken two ribs falling after a collision with forward Rene Bourque during an outdoor practice and will not coach Saturday night at Boston. Associate coach Craig Hartsburg will lead Columbus against the Bruins, the team said Friday. Tortorella's status for Monday night against the Montreal Canadiens is unknown...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tortorella Injured In Practice Ahead Of Blue Jackets-Bruins Game

The Columbus Blue Jackets had an unexpected addition to their injured list Friday afternoon: their coach, John Tortorella. Tortorella reportedly suffered what appeared to be a back injury after colliding with Blue Jackets forward Rene Bourque during the team’s outdoor practice in Columbus. Torts down #CBJ pic.twitter.com/8jPgAqtr2u — Shawn Mitchell (@smitchcd) January 22,...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Tortorella and NHL’s Message is Crystal Clear

The NHL makes it abundantly clear that player safety is not a priority time after time (Photo courtesy of CBSSports.com) By: Jim Meinecke If you missed last night’s Penguins and Blue Jackets game, and if you managed to stay off of social media for the last 12 hours, it happened again. There was another brutal hit that has no place in the game. Dalton Prout sized up Sergei Plotnikov...
Via The PensNation
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

John Tortorella calls out Penguins for whining

John Tortorella has never been shy about speaking his mind, particularly when it comes to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tortorella has had his run-ins with the Penguins as head coach of the New York Rangers from 2008-09 through 2012-13 and now as the bench boss of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky was suspended one game Saturday for a cross check on Penguins...
Via NESN.com
November 29, 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

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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