John Tortorella talks Team USA, importance of finding roles

Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella leads Team USA at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey (Sept. 17-Oct. 1 in Toronto), but before that, the American side will hold its training camp in Columbus at Nationwide Arena. Pretty cool, right? Tortorella re...
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7 days ago

David Booth still has nightmares about John Tortorella

David Booth and John Tortorella only spent one season together with the Vancouver Canucks, but the two may have had a more colorful relationship than previously believed. During their time together, the two reportedly had a heated confrontation after Tortorella believed Booth showed up late to practice (Booth disputed this claim) and at one point Torts publicly called Booth a ...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Is John Tortorella the answer for the Columbus Blue Jackets?

Outspoken, intense, honest, crazy; all are words that can used to describe Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella. The hockey culture in Columbus was shaken up as soon as he came to town less than a year ago. There was no doubt that something had to change for the Jackets, but was bringing in Tortorella the right move? Or should a different change have taken place? A city...
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May 23, 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...
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September 23, 2015  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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