Comparisons between Tortorella and Keenan

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Re: Comparisons between Tortorella and Keenan

Postby Lancer » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:25 pm

Todd Bersnoozi wrote:
Lancer wrote:I don't know if Keenan ever said a notably positive thing about anyone on the team that wasn't named Messier.


I don't know about that. There were some players that had breakout years cuz of Iron Mike, he liked our 2 rookies at the time and played them lots (Scatchard and Ohlund). He fully utilized Aucoin's slapshot. Oakie scored like 20G for a D-man and broke like a PP record for D-men @ that time. Aucoin never came close to those goal totals ever again throughout his career.


True, he did have his favourites (with some exceptions, almost entirely ex-Rangers) and no doubt proved beneficial to some careers. But if he didn't like a player or that player angered him in some way, they may as well get comfy in the press box and wait for the trade. He had his set archetypes of players and that was it.

One thing I'll say about Torts by comparison is he does have a better balance between patting the back and kicking the ass, and his approach has mellowed noticeably.
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Re: Comparisons between Tortorella and Keenan

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:22 pm

I read in another thread where a certain crossdressing carpenter compared Torts to Bill Laforge.
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Re: Comparisons between Tortorella and Keenan

Postby sagebrush » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:18 pm

MacIntyre:
There is fault for everyone, although John Tortorella tried to claim much of it.

“It's pretty obvious that the coaching staff here has not done a good enough job teaching details of situational play,” the Canucks' head coach said. “Third period, wall play, underneath the puck – we just have not done a good enough job (as coaches) ...

I don't recall iron mike taking heat, to reduce pressure on the team. The guy was a power-drunk egomaniac.
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Re: Comparisons between Tortorella and Keenan

Postby Betamax » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:43 pm

So, it seems like there are some who are closely connected to said individual that think like Iron Mike who went through multiple firings and hirings, Torts has duh, another "life" left as an NHL coach ..................

via: http://thefischlerreport.fanvsfan.com/a ... tortorella

TFR Exclusive: Former G.M. Jay Feaster Talks About New Job, Tortorella
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By JakeBecker @ Fischler Report Published on: July 28th. 2014, 11:25am

Here's a quote from said article on the possible return of Torts to the NHL:

* HOW SOON DO YOU THINK TORTS WILL RETURN TO THE NHL?

I think time heals all wounds. I don’t think for a minute that Torts was anything other than what people knew he was. I think Mike Gillis knew the issues, the positives and the negatives. In my mind the issue really came down to that infamous day when he decided to try to get in the locker room when [Calgary head coach] Bob Hartley was antagonizing.

Bob is the godfather to my son Ryan, and I consider Torts to be one of my best friends, too. It was ironic, but I believe that John will get back. General managers in the league know he’s a good coach, and you take the good with the bad. Part of what makes him a good coach is that he does not have the political correctness gene. He is not worried about what you or me or what anybody else thinks about him – he’s going to do what he thinks is right. I think some time away, some time to decompress, I think that’ll be good for him.

I don’t have any doubt that at some point in time, a team is going to be struggling and a team is going to need some discipline, some structure, and a general manager is going to say, “This is a guy that can provide it.”


duh, I think Feaster is completely out of touch and clueless if he felt that the axe coming down on Torts was primarily because of Changing Room Incident with The Flames. :mex:
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