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John Tortorella

John Tortorella
John Tortorella, 50-year-old Boston native, replaces fired New York Ranger coach, Tom Renney. Tortorella is know as "The Torch" who guided the Tampa Bay Lightning to the 2004 Stanley Cup championship and left some scorched earth along the way.
John Tortorella, 50-year-old Boston native, replaces fired New York Ranger coach, Tom Renney. Tortorella is know as "The Torch" who guided the Tampa Bay Lightning to the 2004 Stanley Cup championship and left some scorched earth along the way.
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  • Preview: Canucks at Maple Leafs

    The Vancouver Canucks continue to show last's season trainwreck was an aberration as they continue their six-game road trip with a visit to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. The Canucks failed to make the playoffs last season, leading to the...
  • NHL preview: Western Conference capsules

    NHL preview: Western Conference capsules
    In predicted order of finish Pacific Division 1. KINGS 2013-14: 46-28-8 (100 points), 3rd. Coach Darryl Sutter wants more from the kids, and wingers Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson look ready to deliver. Sutter also will have a full season of...
  • NHL Western Conference team previews and predictions

    NHL Western Conference team previews and predictions
    There’s a good reason no team has repeated as Stanley Cup champion since the Detroit Red Wings of 1997 and 1998. “It’s hard. Damned hard,” said Kings right wing Justin Williams, who was voted the Most Valuable Player of the...
  • Brawl, bizarre goal are black marks against NHL

    Saturday won’t be remembered as the NHL’s finest hour. The league absorbed a one-two punch of ridicule for the line brawl that erupted two seconds into the Vancouver-Calgary game, Canucks Coach John Tortorella’s attempt to invade the...
  • Canucks' John Tortorella tries to break into Flames' dressing room

    Much has been said of Vancouver Canucks Coach John Tortorella's attitude change since he left New York for the Pacific Northwest. Though he may be a bit more mild-mannered behind the bench and in news conferences, don't overestimate his ability to...
  • Ducks demote Sami Vatanen to minors

    Ducks demote Sami Vatanen to minors
    Sami Vatanen’s value to the Ducks is seenĀ in the fact he’s scored a goal in two of the past four games he’s played, contributing more than 21 minutes of ice time a week ago. With the return of defenseman Luca Sbisa from a torn right...
  • Tortorella to meet with league over brawl

    Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella is scheduled to have an in-person hearing with the NHL on Monday stemming from Saturday night's brawl, according to Le Journal de Montreal. Tortorella is expected to be fined and/or suspended for his role in the...
  • Canucks coach banned 15 days for charging locker room

    Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella will miss six games as part of a 15-day suspension handed down by the National Hockey League on Monday for trying to enter an opposing team's locker room. Tortorella, who is not permitted to have any interaction...
  • Penguins' Sidney Crosby should win NHL's most valuable player award

    Penguins' Sidney Crosby should win NHL's most valuable player award
    The regular season will end Sunday, and so will the voting period for the NHL's individual trophies. Colorado Coach Patrick Roy is too brash to win any popularity contests but he deserves to win the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year, an honor...
  • NHL pluses and minuses: Sharks create a special moment for fan

    NHL pluses and minuses: Sharks create a special moment for fan
    Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: + The San Jose Sharks touched many hearts by going all-out to grant the wish of 17-year-old Sam Tageson, who has a debilitating heart condition. They signed...
  • Canucks name Desjardins new coach

    Canucks name Desjardins new coach
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks have named Willie Desjardins their new head coach. Desjardins spent the past two seasons as the head coach for the Dallas Stars' American Hockey League affiliate in Texas. He led the Texas Stars to...