Arachnid wrote: herb wrote: Arachnid wrote:
Tortorella is an asshole
We do want more assholes...right?
ON THE ICE! Is Q an asshole? No, Is Julian? No. Is Sutter an...oh yeah...Ruff is a bit of an asshole, that's good enough for me
Quenneville and Julian are DEFINITELY assholes. They are assholes in different ways than Torts, but they are definitely assholes.
Overall, I tend to agree about Tortorella. His habit of publicly putting guys down and airing of grievances is certainly not my style.
That being said, coaching is sort of a black hole to the fans. We don’t know how these guys perform or act behind the scenes. We don’t know how they think the game or how hard they work. We can witness and pull our hair out about longer trends like AV’s limp dick powerplay or lineup decisions, but overall, it’s hard to gauge how well a coach is really performing aside from wins and losses.
I’m sure Tortorella is an excellent hockey mind and an excellent coach. He is an asshole though, and if he gets hired here I hope he changes his approach to player management.
No matter what happens, I’ll shrug my shoulders, move on and look forward to seeing what happens. I don’t know any of these candidates well enough to have any sort of educated opinion.