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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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  • If Ben Bishop can't play, Lightning has confidence in Andrei Vasilevskiy

    If Ben Bishop can't play, Lightning has confidence in Andrei Vasilevskiy
    Just as the Tampa Bay Lightning's offense got healthy, goaltender Ben Bishop was stricken by an undisclosed ailment or injury that forced him to yield the net to rookie Andrei Vasilevskiy twice in the third period Saturday. Bishop was in the locker room...
  • Stanley Cup Playoffs: How teams matchup

    Stanley Cup Playoffs: How teams matchup
    The NHL will have a new champion and the Stanley Cup playoffs will welcome back some long-absent teams. The Kings became the first champion to miss the playoffs the following season since Carolina in 2007. They were joined on the sidelines by the Boston...
  • Kings-Canucks matchup expected to be like a playoff game

    Kings-Canucks matchup expected to be like a playoff game
    There are, most assuredly, few secrets when it comes to the Kings and the Canucks. Kings center Anze Kopitar gave a look of understanding when that concept was broached following their 3-1 victory over Colorado on Saturday night at Staples Center....
  • Luongo pleased to return to Vancouver with Panthers

    Despite a drawn-out breakup that took nearly two years before it ended in a messy divorce, when Roberto Luongo steps on the ice Thursday night in Vancouver's Rogers Arena for the first time since being traded to the Panthers last March, he will most...
  • Panthers backup goalie Brittain getting taste of NHL life

    Panthers backup goalie Brittain getting taste of NHL life
    There's perhaps no other position in sports where you have to pay your dues and wait your turn longer before establishing yourself as a pro than an NHL goalie. That's certainly true for Sam Brittain, the Panthers' fourth-round pick of the 2010 draft,...
  • 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...
  • NHL pluses and minuses: Patrick Kane challenging for scoring title

    NHL pluses and minuses: Patrick Kane challenging for scoring title
    Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: + Chicago wing Patrick Kane is giving Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby a good challenge for the scoring title. Kane's assist Sunday in the Blackhawks' 3-1 victory...
  • Brawl, bizarre goal are black marks against NHL

    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

    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...