Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by x00x » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:08 pm

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You can't agree with him before I do :evil:

Dear Mr. RoyalDude, you're hockey aptitude is beyond comprehension, your dilettante way of expressing foul attitude towards CBC's Hockey Night In Canada is bordering on maudlin.

I concur!
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by RoyalDude » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:21 pm

x00x wrote:
Arachnid wrote:
You can't agree with him before I do :evil:

Dear Mr. RoyalDude, you're hockey aptitude is beyond comprehension, your dilettante way of expressing foul attitude towards CBC's Hockey Night In Canada is bordering on maudlin.

I concur!
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by Arachnid » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:28 pm

RoyalDude wrote:
x00x wrote:
Arachnid wrote:
You can't agree with him before I do :evil:

Dear Mr. RoyalDude, you're hockey aptitude is beyond comprehension, your dilettante way of expressing foul attitude towards CBC's Hockey Night In Canada is bordering on maudlin.

I concur!
omg get a room
Ain't no shuttin him out

We are talking about a cupholding misogynistic sadomizingantichrist. He fucked up
I agree

I feel like we are related somehow

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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by Strangelove » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:09 pm

Shark swimming with guppies in the land of the whale:



Working hard to keep a smile on his face, but couldn't resist giving them the evil eye at the end.

Yup, you can tell he’d just LOVE to tear those giggling guppies limb from limb but he has to be a good shark

.... for now at least. ;)
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by Reefer2 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:36 pm

why is the local media so infatuated with how JT will deal with them.

Like who gives a shit except the media, all I care about is how he will coach the team and will he hold players accountable.

If the media actually cared they would of gotten off their knees and asked AV relentlessly about why he has double standards and does not hold ALL his players accountable?

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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by Strangelove » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:47 pm

Reefer2 wrote: why is the local media so infatuated with how JT will deal with them.
The truth?

They're scared shitless, watch the vid. :drink:
Reefer2 wrote: Like who gives a shit except the media
Makes for a fun sideshow my man, take a toke and enjoy.... :mex:
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by Topper » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:39 am

Reefer2 wrote:why is the local media so infatuated with how JT will deal with them.
Have you ever watched animals outside an abattoir?
Over the Internet, you can pretend to be anyone or anything.

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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by Tiger » Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:21 am

So far.. its been entertaining.. but unless MG gets it done with Lou, Ballard etc.. Tort doesn't have much of a chance to improve the team..
Sedin's on penalty kill ??? :lol: and blocking shots ?? :shock: not much hope..
Kesler would be the MVP for sure. he might get a few more offensive zone f/o ?
Think it might be more entertaining to get tickets to the press conference than to the game..
The only way the team as its presently made up wins the division again ( tougher division this year )
is playing a very boring defensive game..
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by ukcanuck » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:45 am

Tiger wrote:So far.. its been entertaining.. but unless MG gets it done with Lou, Ballard etc.. Tort doesn't have much of a chance to improve the team..
Sedin's on penalty kill ??? :lol: and blocking shots ?? :shock: not much hope..
Kesler would be the MVP for sure. he might get a few more offensive zone f/o ?
Think it might be more entertaining to get tickets to the press conference than to the game..
The only way the team as its presently made up wins the division again ( tougher division this year )
is playing a very boring defensive game..
Chez boi RD Izat yew???

Wow talk about faithless. If this was jihadcorner we'ld have to make a video of your head being raised like it was the Stanley cup.

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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by sagebrush » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:51 am

^^ Improving team-wide defensive discipline is good. Less lapses is good. It doesn't have to mean rolling up into a defensive shell.

New PP & break out schemes are important - other teams have us figured out. Haven't seen any talk about this from Torts, but hope this comes when his assistants are hired.

With regards to the media scavengers... Imagine how Torts would have responded to the MacLean hatchet job on Burrows, or how Torts & the HNIC crew will get along. :thumbs:

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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by Lancer » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:43 am

sagebrush wrote:^^ Improving team-wide defensive discipline is good. Less lapses is good. It doesn't have to mean rolling up into a defensive shell.

New PP & break out schemes are important - other teams have us figured out. Haven't seen any talk about this from Torts, but hope this comes when his assistants are hired.

With regards to the media scavengers... Imagine how Torts would have responded to the MacLean hatchet job on Burrows, or how Torts & the HNIC crew will get along. :thumbs:
Imagine him on After Hours with Oake and (insert random HNIC personality doing the late game)... That has the potential to really bad, or give him an opportunity to show his 'other side'. I would actually stay up to watch that.

Agree that good defense does not equate to passive defense. That was one problem I had with AV the last two years: the team would go up a goal or two and then hang on with a passive defense approach with no forecheck and little challenge at the blueline. Hopefully Torts will institute a more aggressive system that will make things harder for teams to break out.

While I hope Torts and his staff are open to dialogue from the players regarding powerplay and offensive schemes, I agree that Torts needs to bring some new creative ideas to those tactics.

I look forward to finding out what 'whiny stars' are in the Western Conference according to Torts. Maybe it's time to start deflecting the negative attention to some other team besides the Canucks. IMHO, the job by Bieksa and AV in the latest playoffs were a little too little, too late. The public smear campaign in the media on the likes of Thornton, Toews, Keith, Richards, etc. should have started in February. God knows the media could paint the same unflateering colours on other teams that they've put on the Canucks lately.
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by dbr » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:27 am

Lancer wrote:I look forward to finding out what 'whiny stars' are in the Western Conference according to Torts.
Five games a year against Jumbo and the Sharks could get interesting..

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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by ORCA » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:34 am

dbr wrote:
Lancer wrote:I look forward to finding out what 'whiny stars' are in the Western Conference according to Torts.
Five games a year against Jumbo and the Sharks could get interesting..
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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by herb » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:18 am

This team is still talented. I agree some capable depth needs to be added on the 3rd and 4th lines and on the 3rd defensive pairing, but these are holes that can be filled. We still have two damn good centres, a great goalie, several solid defensive pieces and many versatile wingers. Nearly this exact same group came within one win in 2011 and dominated the league for three seasons.

The talent is there. What was failing under AV was the execution. The set plays and breakout schemes had become lame and predictable. Everybody seemed to have the Canucks figured out, from how to stop the Sedins on the PP to how to disrupt our breakout. One thing that frustrated me over the past two seasons was how the AV coached team had slowed down the breakout to a methodical plod. Not to mention the passive defensive shell AV’s teams employed…AV’s Canucks were always at their best when they played aggressive and on their toes, and were the most frustrating to watch when they sat back.

If Torts can implement some new looks on the breakout, return the PP to respectability and bring in some much needed energy and work ethic, then I think the club will be in a better place to be successful.

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Re: Vancouver Canucks hire coach John Tortorella

Post by BurningBeard » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:55 am

dbr wrote:
Lancer wrote:I look forward to finding out what 'whiny stars' are in the Western Conference according to Torts.
Five games a year against Jumbo and the Sharks could get interesting..
I'm pretty sure he's a Thornton fan, I don't think he'd say anything bad about him.

See, "heck of a player", he's obviously a favorite.
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