WATCH: Tough love between Pacioretty & Tortorella a running joke

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WATCH: Post Game: John Tortorella (9/26/16)

Torts meets the media after the Blue Jackets' first preseason victory in Boston.
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Team USA stunned by Team Europe in World Cup of Hockey opener

Team USA were one of the favorites entering Day 1 of the World Cup of Hockey, but as the sun set on Saturday night, they suddenly found themselves in an undesirable hole. Like a boxer rocked with an unexpected jab to the jaw, Team USA was sent reeling by an early Team Europe onslaught and were never able to recover, ultimately falling by a score of 3-0. Jaroslav Halak made 35...
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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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Dustin Byfuglien comments on Tortorella’s anthem policy

The national anthem has been a topic of conversation over the past couple of weeks and it is for good reason. The debate has raged on about our freedoms and what we have been provided as a country. Head coach of Team USA’s World Cup of Hockey team John Tortorella has made it abundantly clear where he stands and what he would do to anyone that sits or kneels during the national...
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Tortorella blasts Max Pacioretty: 'I need more out of him'

The World Cup of Hockey hasn’t even reached the preliminary stage and USA head coach John Tortorella is already calling out one of his stars. The Columbus Blue Jackets bench boss expressed his unhappiness with Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty. Tortorella spoke to the media, saying Pacioretty needs “to give me a reason to give him more minutes,” while telling reporters...
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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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John Tortorella Will Bench Any USA Players Who Sit For National Anthem At World Cup

United States head coach John Tortorella is a fiery guy, and if any of his players don’t stand for the Star-Spangled Banner during the upcoming World Cup of Hockey tournament, he won’t let them play. “If any of my players sit on the bench for the national anthem, they will sit there the rest of the game,” Tortorella told ESPN’s Linda Cohn on Tuesday. This stems from the...
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John Tortorella will bench players if they sit during national anthem

Though you may have forgotten about it, or not known it existed at all, the World Cup of Hockey gets underway in less than two weeks. Since it is one of the first major international sporting events since Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protest, naturally, US head coach and proud patriot John Tortorella was asked what would happen if one of his players sat during the anthem. His response...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Tortorella struggling to manage both Team USA, Blue Jackets

John Tortorella has a lot on his plate these days. While trying to plan training camp for the Columbus Blue Jackets, he’s also trying to prepare Team USA for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Serving as the head coach for one team is a challenge in itself, but Torts is faced with the daunting task of managing two rosters during a critical time of the year. Torts spoke about the...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

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