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JOHN TORTORELLA RUMORS

Sedins' supporting cast crucial to Canucks' lineup

The John Tortorella era was brief and not without its share of tumult for the Vancouver Canucks. After five straight seasons in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Canucks stumbled through Tortorella's lone season in charge, ultimately finishing with the third-worst record in the Western Conference. Even with Cory Schneider traded before the start of the season, goalie controversy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates John Tortorella, Mike Milbury (Video)

Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday to raise awareness for ALS after being nominated by former Vancouver Canucks teammate Eddie Lack. Luongo took part in the challenge wearing some kind of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles suit, and also nominated three former head coaches Mike Milbury, Mike Keenan and John Tortorella. Filed under: Florida...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Torts Pretty Much Hated Being In Vancouver

While we have a little break in Rangers news, I thought I’d pass along this amazing story about John Tortorella. It’s no secret that his short tenure in Vancouver was an unmitigated disaster. A disciplinarian taking over a well established, veteran team? What could go wrong? However, it wasn’t Tortorella trying to convince the Sedin twins that blocking shots will lead to victories...
Via NY Rangers Blog
July 29, 2014  |  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...
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

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
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