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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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  • 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...
  • Russia's men's hockey team will feel the heat on home ice

    Russia's men's hockey team will feel the heat on home ice
    SOCHI, Russia — Alexander Ovechkin hasn't arrived yet but his imprint is all over the Winter Olympics. The Russian forward's smiling face — featuring a gap where one of his front teeth should be — is on menus distributed aboard Sochi-...
  • Flyers goalie's dash to fight unwilling foe may prompt rule tweak

    Flyers goalie's dash to fight unwilling foe may prompt rule tweak
    It's the equivalent of putting a stop sign at a busy intersection after an accident, but the NHL will consider modifying its rules after it found no specific rule to support further punishing Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ray Emery for his rink-length...
  • NHL pluses and minuses: Ben Scrivens steps up for Kings

    NHL pluses and minuses: Ben Scrivens steps up for Kings
    Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: Plus + Ben Scrivens might have saved the Kings' season after Jonathan Quick sustained a groin injury last week. Scrivens took over in goal with 1:20 left in...
  • 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...
  • Canucks Coach John Tortorella has dropped the rude 'tude

    VANCOUVER, Canada — Anyone who saw John Tortorella's testy, 20-second news conferences when he coached the New York Rangers might have been shocked Monday when he conducted a cordial 20-minute session before the Canucks' morning skate at Rogers...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...