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Barry Trotz hints NHL favored Penguins on Orpik suspension

Yahoo Sports (blog) - ‎May 2, 2016‎
One of John Tortorella's favorite conspiracy theories is that the Pittsburgh Penguins get preferential treatment from the NHL when it comes to suspensions.
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Calgary Flames sack Bob Hartley (press release) (blog) - ‎11 hours ago‎
... puzzling time to make such a drastic move in a new direction. This move will definitely come as a shock to not only Flames fans but NHL fans in general.
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The Morning Skate, May 2: The Canucks draft story and summertime playoffs

The Province (blog) - ‎May 2, 2016‎
For me, it was one of those reminders how the long hockey season always drags us into the time of year when it's no long hockey season, and yet here we are.
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Watch: Dan Boyle tells NY Post reporter Larry Brooks to “get the f*** out”

Awful Announcing - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
New York Post hockey writer Larry Brooks has been the recipient of some epic tirades over the years, and he was again Tuesday. This time, it wasn't a coach like John Tortorella yelling at Brooks, but a player: the New York Rangers' Dan Boyle.
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Rink Notes: Sharks Hoping To Find a Home For Stray Cat

The Gackle Report - ‎May 1, 2016‎
“We want to make sure the cat is safe and healthy and returned to its rightful owner, in the event it has a microchip,” Sharks COO John Tortorella said in a press statement. “If he is indeed a stray, our goal is to find the best home for him with the ...

John Tortorella: Columbus likely to draft a Finnish forward - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Columbus moving up to the third overall pick in the draft will likely lead to them selecting either Patrick Laine or Jesse Puljujarvi.
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NHL playoffs | Penguins take 2-1 series lead against Capitals

Columbus Dispatch - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The Dispatch hockey writers say the Blue Jackets are starting to right the ship under new coach John Tortorella. Facing a rough road.

Michael Arace commentary | New NHL draft lottery almost better than tanking

Columbus Dispatch - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Anyone who has stopped by this space knows I have been a proponent of tanking, which some find despicable. I remain stubborn. The Jackets had 68 points and the Toronto Maple Leafs had 65 with two weeks remaining in the regular season.
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Ruff, Hitchcock renew old rivalry in Blues vs. Stars series

Toronto Sun - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
He got so deeply under the skin of Tampa's John Tortorella in 2004, Flyers GM Bobby Clarke eventually had to intercede with the now famous: “Ah, the great Tortellini.

The Rise and Fall of the New York Rangers

Blueshirt Banter - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
On May 29th, 2013 the New York Rangers fired John Tortorella after he had served as the Rangers head coach for five years. It was the right move at the time as it was clear that Torts' shot block-a-palooza on ice style and his...abrasive attitude had ...
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If Vigneault Is To Lead The Rangers From The Darkness, He Too Must See The Light

Blueshirt Banter - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
What I'm trying to say is dissecting his words is not nearly as easy as the days when John Tortorella told us how he felt, with a sprinkle of profanity for flavor.

Is Trading Ryan Miller Plausible for Vancouver?

The Hockey Writers - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The Canucks rebounded from their disastrous season under John Tortorella to finish eighth overall in the NHL. Miller admitted that he believed the Canucks were a team capable of such a feat during his press conference on July 1st, 2014.

Jackets motivated by lost season that "never got started" - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Saad is 23 and Jenner 22. The letdown for new coach John Tortorella came from established players such as oft-injured goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and Foligno, who in his first season as captain saw his goal total drop from 31 the previous season to 12.

Thomas Pope: Athletes' costly behavior has this sports writer SMH

Fayetteville Observer - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
In 2010, HBO's "24/7" documentary series went behind the scenes with Boudreau's Washington Capitals and John Tortorella's New York Rangers, and in one episode, the Caps trailed 1-0. The, ahem, pep talk that followed was unforgettable. I won't give you ...

NHL playoffs roundup | Johnson has 2 goals, assist as Bolts beat Isles

Columbus Dispatch - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Tyler Johnson had two goals and an assist and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Islanders 4-1 on Saturday to even the second-round series at a game apiece.
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Changes ahead for disappointing Rangers

The Journal News | - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
That might indicate he'll be back, though John Tortorella did the same and lasted less than a week. Vigneault wouldn't say if his assistants, notably Scott Arniel and Ulf Samuelsson, are assured of being back, noting that he and Rangers GM Jeff Gorton ...

What Are The Odds?

Columbus Dispatch (blog) - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The Blue Jackets joined the NHL in 2000 as an expansion franchise, along with the Minnesota Wild, and a coin was flipped to determine which of the two expansion teams would pick first in the entry draft.

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The Province (blog) - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
His YouTube confrontations with John Tortorella are legendary. And on Tuesday he earned six F-bombs from Rangers defenceman Dan Boyle in one short video clip.
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Rangers Vs. Penguins: Summer Is Coming

Blueshirt Banter - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
This looks damn similar to John Tortorella's final series against Boston. No adjustments, no accountability, a locker room that doesn't answer the call and doesn't hold each other to the old standards, either.
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Islanders - Lightning matchups: Which team has playoff edge, position by position

New York Daily News - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The two franchises squared off in the playoffs once before in 2004, with John Tortorella's Lightning winning handily in five games en route to the lone championship in team history.