JOHN TORTORELLA RUMORS

Reflecting On The Coach Trade

Last summer the Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers effectively traded coaches.  Alain Vigneault left Vancouver to coach the Rangers and John Tortorella left New York to coach the Canucks.  This would be a pretty good opportunity to compare the two coaches with each other's teams.  A season has been played.  The New York Rangers had a solid playoff season.  They posted...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

(Video) John Tortorella being called "Mike" by reporter

John Tortorella being called Mike by a reporter... Love him or hate him, he's colorful.
Via Goon's World
2 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Hired John Tortorella In Vancouver?

from David Ember of the Globe and Mail, Much of the distancing revolves around the hiring of Mr. Tortorella, whose reputation as a firebrand and penchant to coach defensive hockey made him a controversial choice last year. On Monday, Francesco Aquilini sent a Globe and Mail reporter a text message warning of legal action after the newspaper published a story discussing the family’s...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tortorella bites the bullet after taking direct hit from GM

As the hockey gods love folly like the rest of us or perhaps were newspaper reporters before achieving godliness — don’t laugh, it could happen — the Vancouver Canucks’ year-end team photo was scheduled for Friday morning. The day after Mike Gillis’s scorching indictment on radio of the style of team the Canucks have become, the general manager sat in the front row very...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Captain Henrik liked Tortorella's system until injuries sunk it

Even when professional athletes attempt to block out the distractions, the distractions still seem to find them. So there was Vancouver Canuck captain Henrik Sedin on Thursday night, standing in the pouring rain at son Valter's soccer practice, getting an earful about GM Mike Gillis's controversial 'line-in-the-sand' radio interview earlier that day. “I'm...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tortorella Takes The High Road

from TSN, A day after general manager Mike Gillis expressed doubt over his own future and that of his bench boss, Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella wouldn't let himself be drawn into the speculation. "Mike Gillis is my boss and I can't speak for Mike," said Tortorella of his boss's comments on Friday afternoon. "I don't know how to answer...
Via Kukla's Korner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks GM Mike Gillis On John Tortorella’s Future: ‘I’m Not Sure If I’ll Be Back’

Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis was asked if head coach John Tortorella would return next season in a radio interview with Team 1040 on Thursday, and instead of answering the question, he said that his own future is uncertain. “I’m not sure if I’ll be back next season,” Gillis said. “I think every one is open for evaluation. We’ve had players who have severely...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks GM Mike Gillis makes ‘John Tortorella or me’ ultimatum

Turns out this Vancouver Canucks’ season, a clinical study in disorder and diminishing returns, was actually an 82-game excuse for GM Mike Gillis to insert his thumbs in his ears, give his owner and his coach a wet raspberry and proclaim “TOLD YA SO!!!” At least that’s the impression left by Gillis after his Team 1040 interview on Thursday, in which he said the Canucks will...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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