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Is John Tortorella the answer for the Columbus Blue Jackets?

isportsweb.com (blog) - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Outspoken, intense, honest, crazy; all are words that can used to describe Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella. The hockey culture in Columbus was shaken up as soon as he came to town less than a year ago. There was no doubt that ...
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Penguins turn to Matt Murray in net for do-or-die Game 6

Sportsnet.ca - ‎10 hours ago‎
Handing Marc-Andre Fleury the start for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final represented the safe choice, but the Pittsburgh Penguins coach clearly embraces the motto once trumpeted by his old pal John Tortorella: Safe is death. It will be Matt ...

Columbus Must Learn the Tortorella Way

The Hockey Writers - ‎May 21, 2016‎
That season was a transition period– many Jackets players grew up under the Todd Richards system and now had to adjust to a more “Angry Dad” style of coaching.

2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profiles: Alex DeBrincat - More than McDavid's Shadow

The Cannon - ‎15 hours ago‎
DeBrincat is small, but Cam Atkinson certainly doesn't seem to be suffering under John Tortorella's system, and Oliver Bjorkstrand isn't much larger, yet seems to be doing just fine in his professional debut.

Rival coaches Pete DeBoer and Ken Hitchcock heat up Sharks-Blues series

East Bay Times - ‎May 22, 2016‎
When DeBoer's New Jersey Devils took on the New York Rangers in 2012 Eastern Conference finals, the Sharks coach was caught on camera leaning over the bench and shouting at then-Rangers coach John Tortorella during a line brawl in Game 4.

AHL playoffs | Monsters come home with 2-0 series lead

Columbus Dispatch - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The Lake Erie Monsters will take a 2-0 series lead into their first home game of the American Hockey League's Western Conference finals tonight against the Ontario Reign at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
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Predators GM challenges Johansen, negotiates with Forsberg

Sportsnet.ca - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Remember, Johansen's conditioning was called out by former coach John Tortorella in Columbus. “Ryan Johansen was a great addition to our hockey club, but I think there's more from Ryan I could get, and he knows that," Poile said.
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What Went Wrong: Canucks, CBJ

Yahoo News - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Columbus fired head coach Todd Richards after seven straight losses and replaced him with John Tortorella. The coaching change didn't stop the bleeding in the long run, as the team battled inconsistent results under Tortorella, while posting a mark of ...

Vancouver Canucks: Thoughts from Jannik Hansen as Denmark Makes Worlds QFs

Hockeybuzz.com (blog) - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Hansen reminisced about a shootout goal that Jensen scored with the Canucks on Roberto Luongo late in that 2013-14 season under John Tortorella. Hansen's memory is phenomenal. He was able to walk me through Denmark's entire round-robin sequence ...

Hockey | United States routed in bronze game; Canada wins title

Columbus Dispatch - ‎May 22, 2016‎
ST. PETERSBURG, Russa - Russia led 4-0 in the second period and rolled past the United States 7-2 to win the bronze medal at the hockey world championships on Sunday.

Nashville Predators Grades: Ryan Johansen Finds New Home

Predlines - ‎May 21, 2016‎
The Nashville Predators got their first line center and he was quick in making himself at home. The Nashville Predators shifted the future of their franchise when they traded budding star defenseman Seth Jones for center Ryan Johansen around the ...

Water's Edge: Border hopping by boat exposes more than cheap gas and milk

Vancouver Sun - ‎May 13, 2016‎
There is no line in the sand marking the international boundary on the oceanfront at Point Roberts. A marker offshore officially indicates the border, but on the shoreline the forested cliffs and gravel beaches extend seamlessly from Canada into the U ...

Roth: Cunneyworth ultimate team player for Sabres

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Of course, an NHL team grooming a future coach of its farm club isn't unusual; Amerks coaches John Tortorella and Don Lever followed this route.

Chiming in on Boucher: journalists and Cory Conacher weigh in

The 6th Sens - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The optimism is a natural part of the hiring process (well, unless your favourite team fires its coach and quickly replaces him with John Tortorella). As easy as it is to get excited about what the Senators and Boucher are selling, there has to be a ...
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Lightning gain split but let Game 2 slip

Hockeybuzz.com (blog) - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The 2004 Tampa Bay Lightning used the mantra all the way to winning the only Stanley Cup title in franchise history. It's something assistant coach Craig Ramsay refined and head coach John Tortorella preached. It means, don't sit back and allow the ...

Blue Jackets | Rychel trying to make his mark in minors

Columbus Dispatch - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The Dispatch hockey writers say the Blue Jackets are starting to right the ship under new coach John Tortorella. Facing a rough road.

Hockey | Americans upset Czechs to reach semifinals

Columbus Dispatch - ‎May 19, 2016‎
MOSCOW - The United States overcame the odds and defeated the Czech Republic 2-1 in a shootout Thursday to reach the semifinals of the hockey world championship.
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NHL | Former Chill goaltender hired as Red Wings assistant

Columbus Dispatch - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Jeff Salajko attended nine NHL training camps with San Jose, Chicago, Toronto and Edmonton from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s. He was called up from the minor-leagues on a few occasions to be a practice goaltender, most notably in 1994 when he ...

Ready For The Reign

Columbus Dispatch (blog) - ‎May 19, 2016‎
The Lake Erie Monsters had played Rockford eight times during the regular season before they met in the first-round of the AHL playoffs.
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Obama to honor 13 police officers with Medal of Valor

Business Insider - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Confronting 23-year-old gunman John Zawahri in the campus library, the officers shot and killed him when he pointed his assault weapon at them.
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