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JOHN TORTORELLA RUMORS

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...
Via NESN.com
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Vancouver Canucks To Fire John Tortorella On Thursday

John Tortorella’s tenure in Vancouver is reportedly over after just one disappointing season. According to Farhan Lalji of TSN Vancouver, the Canucks will fire the head coach Thursday, one year after taking over for Alain Vigneault. BREAKING - John Tortorella will be fired by #canucks tomorrow— Farhan Lalji (@FarhanLaljiTSN) May 01, 2014 Tortorella, who was in his first year...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via Save By Richter
April 09, 2014  |  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
April 06, 2014  |  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
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

John Tortorella's suspension perfectly summed up with 'Don't Push Me' (Video)

Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella returns to the bench Monday night in Detroit after serving a 15-day suspension after trying to chase down the Calgary Flames coaching staff for inciting a full-line brawl to open up their game on January 18th. In the postgame press conference, Tortorella summed up his attempt to protect his team with "Don't push me". Now...
Via Holdout Sports
February 03, 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...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tortorella to face disciplinary hearing at NHL office on Monday

John Tortorella will have an in-person hearing tomorrow in New York. Substantial fine and suspension both possible. #TSN — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 19, 2014
Via Kukla's Korner
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Former New York Rangers speak out about failing relationships with John Tortorella

Few were surprised when the New York Rangers decided to fire head coach John Tortorella last summer. His relationship with the media became controversial, as did his rapport with certain players, according to former members of the club. In the…Read more →The post Former New York Rangers speak out about failing relationships with John Tortorella appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
Via The Hockey Daily
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Tortorella: Canucks are 'not going to dive,' will be 'honest team'

John Tortorella knows his team’s reputation. Vancouver’s new head coach is mindful of the fact that the Canucks have been perceived as a bunch of embellishment artists in recent years. But those days, Tortorella says, are over. “When I wasn’t coaching here, everybody outside thought Vancouver dove and did some whining,” the former Rangers coach said Thursday, according...
Via NESN.com
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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