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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire asshole coach John Tortorella rum

Postby Boston Canucker » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:32 pm

Rumsfeld wrote:Torts is like the hockey version of fucking Ralphie from the Sopranos. The good news is that Ralphie was my favourite character and this is going to be hilarious. The bad news is that Ralphie and Torts both have ego issues which prevent them from playing well with others. :lol:

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So, does Torts head end up in a Bowling Ball Bag too?
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire asshole coach John Tortorella rum

Postby BCExpat » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:49 pm

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So, does Torts head end up in a Bowling Ball Bag too?[/quote]

It probably won't take too long. I see this union as having a fairly short life span - maybe 3 years max.
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire asshole coach John Tortorella rum

Postby Arachnid » Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:35 pm

I like Torts if only for his beard. I like a real man, whether it's a faux-goatee, a full beard or gray wings, don't you Doc?! :D

It's those metero shaving hairless creeps like AV that you can't trust 8-)
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire asshole coach John Tortorella rum

Postby dangler » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:12 pm

i Like this move.
The canucks are stuck with the core they have now with all the NTC's and long term contracts.
They've shown us they can't get it done in the playoffs and i'm sure the management would love to clear out a few core members.however,this is the team we're stuck with for a few years so hopefully Tort's abrasiveness is beneficial and the new coaches can get the special teams happening again.
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire asshole coach John Tortorella rum

Postby dangler » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:17 pm

Rumsfeld wrote:Torts is like the hockey version of fucking Ralphie from the Sopranos. The good news is that Ralphie was my favourite character and this is going to be hilarious. The bad news is that Ralphie and Torts both have ego issues which prevent them from playing well with others. :lol:


I'm thinkin he's more of a Paulie Walnuts,good points on the entertainment factor.Should be good :cheers:
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire asshole coach John Tortorella rum

Postby RoyalDude » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:21 pm

Best move Gillis has done as GM of your Vancouver Canucks. Torts is nuts
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire asshole coach John Tortorella rum

Postby FAN » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:37 pm

Gillis got tired of people calling him arrogant so he hires a coach who is even more lovable.
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire asshole coach John Tortorella rum

Postby damonberryman » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:38 pm

Who else were they going to hire? Arniel? Not in this market. Ruff. He had a pussy team in Buffalo. Do not need another 'love em to death' coach.
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire asshole coach John Tortorella rum

Postby sagebrush » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:53 pm

This smells of desparation.

Aquaman's gonna sell more tickets for a while.

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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire asshole coach John Tortorella rum

Postby Meds » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:56 pm

Strangelove wrote:
ODB wrote:Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Av has got to go...

Ding Dong the stupid cunt is dead... :D

Long Live Torts... :drink:


Yeah, you and I were both hollering for AV's head a year ago. :cheers:

The only thing that worries me about Torts is that he sometimes sports a goatee.... :look:


And if you could dig up the old board you'd see I was calling for it before that. ;)

Here's to the next chapter! :drink:
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire asshole coach John Tortorella rum

Postby Strangelove » Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:02 pm

sagebrush wrote:This smells of desparation.


Desperate times call for desperate measures.

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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire asshole coach John Tortorella rum

Postby Strangelove » Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:02 pm

FAN wrote:Gillis got tired of people calling him arrogant so he hires a coach who is even more lovable.


I love Torts.

Gillis.... not so much.

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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire asshole coach John Tortorella rum

Postby Uncle dans leg » Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:06 pm

Thumbs up. I guess we throw one more punch at a cup with this core after all....

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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire asshole coach John Tortorella rum

Postby sagebrush » Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:12 pm

Strangelove wrote:
sagebrush wrote:This smells of desparation.


Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Hope for the best, don't expect it.

Gonna be good theatre though.
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire asshole coach John Tortorella rum

Postby Hockey Widow » Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:15 pm

Even though it is all but confirmed reports are circulating that all other candidates that the Canucks interviewed have been officially informed that they are out of the running. So if it's not Torts then no else is left standing. Pretty good indication that he has the job and just the details need working out at this point.

Reports also circulating that both Dallas and Vancouver were trying to wait out Tippet but once word leaked two days ago that he was intent on staying with the team then both Dallas and Vancouver sprung to action to lock up their respective coaches. At that time everyone else was told thanks but no thanks.
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