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John Tortorella plays 'I told you so' card with Vancouver

John Tortorella gave the Vancouver Canucks his stamp of approval for the way they've handled the team of late. AP Photo/Jim MoneJohn Tortorella was fired after just one year as the coach of the Vancouver Canucks, but the often fiery coach said he admires the way the Canucks are coming together as an organization and even hinted that Vancouver is doing exactly what he said that the...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Progress beginning to show for Blue Jackets under Tortorella

Los Angeles and Columbus both started the season with losing streaks, the difference being one was of crippling length and leaves the Blue Jackets in the NHL cellar.The Kings responded to theirs with a substantial win streak and can start another Thursday night as they open a five-game homestand against mostly questionable competition.After Tuesday's 3-0 win in St. Louis, Los Angeles...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Johansen and John Tortorella rift in full bloom

It was confirmed by Aaron Portzline that John Tortorella did in fact say that Ryan Johansen was “out of shape” during the course of the first period of Tortorella’s first game behind the bench. It was initially reported by Larry Brooks of the New York Post but it took nearly a week for the news to be confirmed. During the course of Portzline’s interview with Johansen, it...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets forward upset that 'not in shape' assessment got leaked

The Columbus Blue Jackets have found a way to put a couple tallies in the win column under new coach John Tortorella. But his short stint behind CBJ’s bench hasn’t come without its hints of drama.Case in point: Forward Ryan Johansen isn’t too happy with how it has been reported that Tortorella benched him for being “not in shape.”Johansen is set to return to the lineup...
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26 days ago  |  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

Canucks recall year under John Tortorella following coach's new hire

John Tortorella lasted just one year as the coach of the Canucks. Anne-Marie Sorvin Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY SportsJohn Tortorella is a polarizing figure in the NHL and his passion behind the bench has sometimes caused him to cross the line. After he was hired Wednesday as the new coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, players from the team Tortorella most recently coached -- the...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jackets fire Todd Richards, insert John Tortorella

The Columbus Blue Jackets are shaking things up in a big way. The Blue Jackets reportedly fired head coach Todd Richards on Wednesday after a horrific 0-7-0 start to the season. They’ll replace him with veteran head coach John Tortorella, TSN’s Darren Dreger reported. The Blue Jays became the first team since the 1997-98 Chicago Blackhawks to start the season 0-7-0 after they...
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

No teams called Tortorella about coaching vacancies

John Tortorella admitted to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman that no NHL teams called him last summer regarding coaching vacancies. In Friedman’s latest must-read 30 Thoughts column, Tortorella, who’s set to coach team USA at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, “threw cold water” on the idea he took the role as an attempt to get back in the NHL. Tortorella said the job was simply...
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September 25, 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...
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...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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