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Re: A little Gossip Before I fly Away

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 5:05 pm
by Rumsfeld
There is no fucking way Gillis is interested in hiring Torts.

Re: A little Gossip Before I fly Away

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 5:12 pm
by Meds
Torts would have this team playing solid defense and blocking shots all over the place.

The flip side is that the offense would be hard to come by and we would be watching too many one goal games that could go either way by virtue of a single screw up.....Edler would absolutely have to go. :P

We don't have the luxury of Henrik Lundqvist that Tortorell had with the Rangers.

Without a doubt this team would play hockey or sit on the bench or press box. Tortorella may have a shorter shelf life, but he can motivate players to either play hockey or expose them as pussies who aren't ready or willing to man up and go the distance.

Re: A little Gossip Before I fly Away

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:04 pm
by Canuck-One
The Province has said that the Canucks are also interested in John Stevens. He's the assistant in charge of the D in LA. I think he also had a stint as the Head guy in Philly for a little while as well.

Re: A little Gossip Before I fly Away

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 5:34 am
by FAN
I think if the Canucks are interviewing a guy like Eakins and interested in John Stevens, Torts isn't the way to go.

Re: A little Gossip Before I fly Away

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 7:43 am
by Hockey Widow
So Torts has been fired. hmmmmm

Re: A little Gossip Before I fly Away

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 8:49 am
by dbr
Hockey Widow wrote:So Torts has been fired. hmmmmm
Rumours out of New York today that "multiple players" pushed for his firing.

Re: A little Gossip Before I fly Away

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 9:13 am
by Boston Canucker
Bad choice for Canucks on so many levels. The Rangers offense and PP stunk under Torts and he couldn't get his top players to raise their game, and he couldn't adapt his style to the players he had...just about the exact opposite of what we need. no way no how no torts...

Re: A little Gossip Before I fly Away

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 9:29 am
by Madcombinepilot
Boston Canucker wrote:offense and PP stunk under Torts and he couldn't get his top players to raise their game, and he couldn't adapt his style to the players he had...


Sounds like what we just had;-)

Re: A little Gossip Before I fly Away

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 10:07 am
by vic
Meds wrote: We don't have the luxury of Henrik Lundqvist that Tortorell had with the Rangers.
The goalie graveyard that is Vancouver.

A key part of the Canucks "success" over the past few years has been because of their goaltending.

Re: A little Gossip Before I fly Away

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:40 am
by FAN
Looks like HW is right again. There are reports flying around that the Canucks are set to Tortorella.

Re: A little Gossip Before I fly Away

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:51 pm
by black ace
Its not mentioned here but rumour has it ownership is a big Torts fan and he definately interviewed but as many have suggested I dont think he would be a fit here.

Re: A little Gossip Before I fly Away

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:34 pm
by Rumsfeld
FAN wrote:Looks like HW is right again. There are reports flying around that the Canucks are set to Tortorella.
LOL no.

Not unless the Tortorella is some kind of new Macarena.

And far be it from me to question the sources of a 2011 BC Sports Central CFL Pool Champion, but I think those reports are mostly based on the idea that Pizanos stick together.

Re: A little Gossip Before I fly Away

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:12 pm
by okcanuck
The Canucks would be better off hiring me as coach rather than Tortorella, and I cant even f-----ing skate.

Re: A little Gossip Before I fly Away

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:01 pm
by Uncle dans leg
okcanuck wrote: f-----ing
:wow:

Re: A little Gossip Before I fly Away

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:00 am
by ESQ
Bump-worthy, from May 9, 2013:
Hockey Widow wrote: The other interesting thing I have heard is that the scuttle butt is that if the NYR lose in round one Torts will be history and he is number one on MG's list to replace AV, should AV not be kept around. I find this hard to believe because of the personality issues involved but its what I hear.
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