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John Tortorella

Is John Tortorella the answer for the Columbus Blue Jackets?

isportsweb.com (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
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 ...

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.
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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.
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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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NHL playoffs | Lightning rallies late against Penguins, wins in OT

Columbus Dispatch - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The Dispatch hockey writers say the Blue Jackets are starting to right the ship under new coach John Tortorella. Facing a rough road.

Monsters Have All the Answers in Game 1

Columbus Dispatch (blog) - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The Lake Erie Monsters had an answer for everything in Saturday's Game 1 vs. Ontario, making a huge second-period surge after falling behind and scoring a big "response" goal in the third period when the Reign rallied to tie.
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Pregame thoughts - Lightning at Penguins - Game 5 - 05-22-16

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (blog) - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Head coach Mike Sullivan has been pretty tight-lipped with any sort of injury or lineup information from even before the playoffs.
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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Down Goes Brown: The 12 types of playoff controversies

Sportsnet.ca - ‎May 10, 2016‎
Examples from history: Dave Cameron threatens payback after the Subban slash; Joel Quenneville's crotch grab; Roger Neilson waves the white flag; Don Cherry gets colourful after the Too Many Men Game; pretty much every John Tortorella press ...

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.
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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 ...

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 ...

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.

Pens Points: ECSF Game 6

PensBurgh - ‎May 10, 2016‎
Including glowing quotes from none other than John Tortorella, the article zeroes in on Sully's communication with players.

The Goal

Stanley Cup of Chowder - ‎May 10, 2016‎
Elsewhere around the rink: Here's a salty, bawdy, yet fond reminiscence of minor league hockey in Portland, ME. First the Mariners, and now the Pirates have sailed off into the sunset.
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A brief look back at the Tampa Bay Lightning's NHL award recipients

Raw Charge - ‎May 10, 2016‎
... NHL Plus-Minus Award, and the Hart Memorial Trophy along with numerous other successes such as Brad Richards receiving the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy and Conn Smythe Trophy and head coach John Tortorella winning the Jack Adams Award.
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