Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by Cornuck » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:25 pm

Sedin will kill penalties and block shots.

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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by dbr » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:26 pm

Sedins are going to play the PK. Nice.

I hope they can stand up to being 20+ minutes a night players all year long, they are as fit as anyone so I think they can and I think it will improve their overall game.

edit: I wonder if this team is going to really really lean on some of its veteran players in order to keep some kids on the team all year long.

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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by SKYO » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:33 pm

dbr wrote:Sedins are going to play the PK. Nice.
I hope they can stand up to being 20+ minutes a night players all year long, they are as fit as anyone so I think they can and I think it will improve their overall game.
And it will help keep them warmed up during the game, as when they sit for too long it takes them out of the game obviously, but it also loses a bit of momentum for the team, and ultimately reduces their chances for overall points.

"Tortorella: says talked to Vigneault for two weeks regarding each others new teams."

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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by Rumsfeld » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:05 pm

Cornuck wrote:Sedin will kill penalties and block shots.

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So the PK's going to be terrible and the Ironman streak is over. Does this mean Daniel doesn't get to pull the Bambi anymore?

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The marshmallow bros don't really strike me as the type that are too fond of blocking shots. If Torts screams at them the way he was giving it to giving it to Gaborik (and sooner or later he will, let's face it) I don't think they'll be re-signing.
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by Eddy Punch Clock » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:07 pm

Tortorella on Edler: "Im interested in...this defencemen Edler, wondering if there's more there, there's going to have to be."
:lol: We gots our first whipping boy.

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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by Arachnid » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:13 pm

Eddy Punch Clock wrote:
Tortorella on Edler: "Im interested in...this defencemen Edler, wondering if there's more there, there's going to have to be."
:lol: We gots our first whipping boy.

"Um, hey Mike... it's Alex here... just so you know, I'll waive that NTC anytime you want me to."
If he's the whip then the C will go to his new frayboy Kes...and JG will be second in command and get the A...
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by Groovypippin » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:15 pm

Very clever way to roll out the Torts hire by the Canucks. Shielded him from the whiners in the Vancouver media who are clearly spoiling for a fight and would have gone out of their way to try and goad him. Now that he has been framed as a contrite, kinder, gentler fellow who wants a more positive relationship, the local media will be forced to go along - at least initially. This buys him some time.

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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by ukcanuck » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:19 pm

Groovypippin wrote:Very clever way to roll out the Torts hire by the Canucks. Shielded him from the whiners in the Vancouver media who are clearly spoiling for a fight and would have gone out of their way to try and goad him. Now that he has been framed as a contrite, kinder, gentler fellow who wants a more positive relationship, the local media will be forced to go along - at least initially. This buys him some time.
How was it different than any other press conference exactly?

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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by Arachnid » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:20 pm

Groovypippin wrote:Very clever way to roll out the Torts hire by the Canucks. Shielded him from the whiners in the Vancouver media who are clearly spoiling for a fight and would have gone out of their way to try and goad him. Now that he has been framed as a contrite, kinder, gentler fellow who wants a more positive relationship, the local media will be forced to go along - at least initially. This buys him some time.
...sometimes it's not the media...sometimes it's the dumb as fuck fans who buy in to all the media hype... :evil:
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by Rumsfeld » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:35 pm

I sure hope Torts goes back to the full beard.
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by Arachnid » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:41 pm

Rumsfeld wrote:I sure hope Torts goes back to the full beard.
But it looks like he just ate some nice New York....



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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by Rumsfeld » Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:18 pm

Torts on the Hawks:

"Watch the Blackhawks in the Final, they're collapsing, they're blocking shots... they know how to play both offense and defense.

That's why they're there."

Fair enough John, but the totally stacked roster didn't hurt either. Lots of teams collapsed and blocked shots in the playoffs this year.
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by Hockey Widow » Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:22 pm

Won't be at the draft. It's the scouts day :mrgreen: Wonder if AV will be at the Rangers table or if there is this implied thing that says they can't be at the draft table this year.
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by Rumsfeld » Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:24 pm

Torts really sounds determined to play nice with the media here.... Gillis must have been pretty adamant about that.
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by Rumsfeld » Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:31 pm

SKYO wrote:Tortorella says he's a big believer in the process of growing younger players.
Yeah, coaches never say that.

One of the big knocks on him in NY was that he didn't keep Kreider up with the team.
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