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WATCH: #CBJin30 for February 3, 2017

Bob McElligott talks with John Tortorella and Sam Gagne as the Blue Jackets get set to take on the Penguins. Also, the movie Slapshot is about to turn 40. Dana Heinze talks about the history of the film and it's importance to the city of Johnstown, PA. -Video Upload powered by https://www.TunesToTube.com
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John Tortorella To Miss NHL All-Star Game To Care For Ailing Dog

John Tortorella was supposed to coach the Metropolitan Division at Sunday’s NHL All-Star Game, but personal reasons will prohibit the Columbus Blue Jackets head coach from making the trip to Los Angeles. Tortorella was forced to miss Thursday’s game against the Nashville Predators, as well as the upcoming All-Star game to care for his ailing dog. Despite his absence, Tortella...
Via NESN.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tortorella skipping NHL All-Star Game to tend to ailing family dog

John Tortorella was not behind the bench for the Columbus Blue Jackets' 4-3 loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday night for what the team deemed a “family emergency” in a statement.It has been announced Tortorella also will not serve as coach of the Metropolitan Division at the 2017 NHL All-Star Game, either. With all the uncertainty surrounding his unexpected absence...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Emergency to keep Blue Jackets coach out of All-Star Gamae

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella has returned to Ohio because of a family emergency, keeping him out of both Thursday night's game with Nashville and the NHL All-Star Game this weekend. The Blue Jackets announced Tortorella's departure Thursday. Tortorella said in a statement a personal matter requires his immediate attention, forcing him to leave...
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January 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche won’t hold morning skates for the rest of the season

The topic of morning skates in hockey is a polarizing one with a firm divide between those who believe they serve an important purpose versus those who believe they cause more harm than good.Recently, the GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins preached against the morning skate, calling them pointless. John Tortorella took things a step further, banning morning skates due to what he described...
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January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

John Tortorella challenges LeBron: “Not a chance” he could play hockey

John Tortorella is poking fun at fellow Ohio sports star LeBron James.According to Keith Britton of 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland, Tortorella jokingly asserted James wouldn’t be able to transition to hockey despite his athletic prowess. Torts challenged him to skate with the Blue Jackets. “Not a chance,” Tortorella said.  “He can’t skate. He’s too damn big, he can’t skate...
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January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Tortorella says Team USA lacks skilled depth, but supports the roster and blames momentum

Team USA’s collapse at the World Cup of Hockey has already been widely scrutinized. Given the poor roster selections, confusing strategy and perhaps dumbfounding quotes to the media, it was really no surprise Team USA exited early. As the team rallied behind the idea of grit over skill, they were embarrassed in memorable fashion. John Tortorella, the man behind the bench of this...
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September 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Tortorella’s decision to bench Byfuglien is beyond puzzling

It’s time to criticize coaching decisions at the World Cup of Hockey. What better place to start than with John Tortorella and his decision to bench Dustin Byfuglien for Team USA’s first game in the tournament against Team Europe? It might be a bit silly analyzing moves at a tournament which didn’t even exist last season, but Tortorella’s decision to keep Byfuglien out of...
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September 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: NHL to implement concussion protocol changes for upcoming season

As the NFL’s concussion protocols are called into question following Cam Newton taking multiple shots to the head while remaining in the game, the NHL is reportedly set to make key changes to their own policies. This will reportedly include a centralized location for experts to monitor games via television, with the authority to remove a player from the game remotely: Reporting...
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September 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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