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Barry Trotz hints NHL favored Penguins on Orpik suspension

Yahoo Sports (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
One of John Tortorella's favorite conspiracy theories is that the Pittsburgh Penguins get preferential treatment from the NHL when it comes to suspensions.

Dan Boyle says he got an 'overwhelmingly positive' response to ripping reporters - ‎2 hours ago‎
There were those infamous showdowns with John Tortorella, his torching of the Wade Redden contract and countless other incidents - so in terms of corroborating Boyle's story, yeah, there are probably a few players out there with an axe to grind that ...
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Rink Notes: Sharks Hoping To Find a Home For Stray Cat

The Gackle Report - ‎22 hours ago‎
“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 ...
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The Fives: The Canucks' five best and worst draft picks of the new millennium

The Province (blog) - ‎May 1, 2016‎
He also would add a physical presence in the 2012 playoffs. The reality: Edler's emerging confidence was shattered in a shocking 2013-14 season under John Tortorella. He was suspended early, sidelined 16 games by a knee injury and never got his game ...
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Dan Boyle profanely chases Larry Brooks out of interview

Yahoo Sports (blog) - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
As reporters crowded around him, Boyle noted the presence of one in particular: Larry Brooks of the New York Post, whom you may remember from his years-long battle with former coach John Tortorella. Before speaking to the media scrum, Boyle said he ...

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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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.
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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.

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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NHL draft lottery | Top pick eludes Jackets, but they're OK with No. 3

Columbus Dispatch - ‎May 1, 2016‎
“It feels like I hit a double or a triple, but not the home run,” said Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson, who represented the team at the drawing. “We're going to get a hell of a piece, a hell of a player. We've been rewarded ...

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.
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Cam Cole: Don't feed the animals … or tips for NHL fan giveaways

Vancouver Sun - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
BLAME TORTS: No one is sure when this absurd dictum started, but many think John Tortorella was the originator, then with Tampa, in the 2004 playoffs.

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.

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.

NHL draft lottery | Blue Jackets hoping for the best: No. 1 pick

Columbus Dispatch - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson will fly to Toronto this morning in advance of tonight's NHL draft lottery.

Jones can't wait for first full year in Columbus - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
In addition to pre-planned offseason preparation, Jones will be working toward what is expected to be a tough training camp run by Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella. And despite the camp's rumored difficulty, Jones is looking forward to it. “I ...
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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 ...
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McDonald: Sullivan Gives Rangers The Full Tortorella

NY Sports Day - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
Sullivan, who was John Tortorella's right hand man during Torts' time on Broadway, was one of the architects of the “Black and Blueshirts” of 2011-12 and now he has his Penguins believing in the same philosophy.
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Blue Jackets | Prospects get taste of playoffs in AHL

Columbus Dispatch - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
With more than a week remaining in the Blue Jackets' regular season, coach John Tortorella described the Lake Erie Monsters as “right now the most important team in our organization.