John Tortorella

John Tortorella

Roberto Luongo Trade: Canucks Begin Rebuild with John Tortorella Leading Way

Posted 03/04/2014 - 19:11 by HockeyPolls

In a way, the rebuilding of the Vancouver Canucks began long before the team traded goaltender Roberto Luongo to the Florida Panthers on Tuesday in exchange for goaltending prospect Jacob Markstrom and center Shawn Matthias, per Corey Masisak of

John Tortorella Suspended: Coach Falls Off Anger Wagon Despite Best Intentions

Posted 01/20/2014 - 21:56 by HockeyPolls

The NHL has had its fair share of embarrassments in recent years: the Columbus Blue Jackets phallic cannon mascot, a third lockout in 18 years, the Guardian Project.

None of those warranted a suspension in the league's eyes. But Canucks coach John Tortorella rose to that level with his actions Saturday night in Vancouver.

John Tortorella Suspended 6 Games for Actions Saturday vs. Flames

Posted 01/20/2014 - 20:32 by HockeyPolls

The NHL has suspended Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella for 15 days (which amounts to six games) after his actions against Bob Hartley and the Calgary Flames on Saturday, Jan. 18. 

Tortorella's Return to New York Spoiled by Kreider's Hat Trick

Posted 11/30/2013 - 18:04 by HockeyPolls

NEW YORK – Before the game, a humble, respectful John Tortorella addressed the media just outside the visiting locker room at Madison Square Garden for about eight minutes.

It was confirmed with the Vancouver Canucks—it was really Tortorella.

An Open Letter to John Tortorella Welcoming Him Back to Madison Square Garden

November 29, 2013

John Tortorella
Attn: Vancouver Canucks
Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY 10001 

Dear Mr. Tortorella,

5 Burning Questions for the Vancouver Canucks' 2013-14 Season

The offseason for the Vancouver Canucks was interesting, to say the least, as they parted ways with multiple roster players, making way for the inevitable youth movement. 

What Can We Expect from the Vancouver Canucks with Tortorella Behind the Bench?

Posted 06/22/2013 - 13:56 by HockeyPolls

Unless John Tortorella chooses unemployment over the coaching job in Vancouver, it's fair to assume the man known for his interactions with the media is headed to one of the most involved hockey markets in the game. As reported by's Pierre LeBrun, Tortorella is expected to take that position following contract negotiations.

NY Rangers: 5 Critical Offseason Moves

This was supposed to be a big year for the New York Rangers. It was anticipated that they would be able to use the largely successful 2011-2012 campaign and playoff run as a springboard to bigger things, and there were many pundits that predicted a Stanley Cup championship to boot.

New York Rangers' Tortorella Has Overstayed His Welcome

Posted 05/21/2013 - 10:11 by HockeyPolls

The time, ladies and gentlemen, is fast approaching. If the New York Rangers' organization expects to realize the full potential of a host of young and talented players and capitalize on an all-world, in-his-prime goalie in Henrik Lundqvist, John Tortorella, their feisty, brusque, irreverent and stubborn coach, simply must go.

Is New York Rangers Coach John Tortorella Still on the Hot Seat?

John Tortorella is the most controversial head coach in the NHL, and like all coaches of this nature, there comes a time when their fiery style no longer benefits the team.

That time may come in the near future for Tortorella, who, for the most part, has underachieved during his tenure as head coach of the New York Rangers, which began in the 2008-09 season.

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