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Blue Jackets’ Patrik Laine Rips Coaching Style Of John Tortorella

Did Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts Get Booed During MLB All-Star Game Introductions?. There’s been plenty of stories surrounding John Tortorella and the Columbus Blue Jackets, and now we have another one. Tortorella benched Laine a few games after he was traded to Columbus by the Winnipeg Jets after the head...
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John Tortorella Linked in Wild Rumor to Possible Sale of Buffalo Sabres

Let’s start this report by acknowledging the following rumor seems like a very huge piece of potential news that only a couple of people have heard about. With that in mind, we’ll call it water cooler chatter for now. Still, it could be something worth listening for down the road. Why? Well, the fact that former NHL general manager Doug MacLean found it worthy enough of a rumor to strike up the conversation with Nick Kypreos on a recent episode of the Kyper at Noon podcast means he’s not sure if there’s something to it or not. He wanted to see if his buddy was hearing the same information.
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Brad Larsen Hired as Blue Jackets' New Head Coach; Replaces John Tortorella

The Columbus Blue Jackets have promoted Brad Larsen to head coach after he spent the past seven seasons as an assistant. Columbus announced on Thursday that Larsen has signed a three-year contract to replace John Tortorella as the franchise's next head coach. John Davidson, Blue Jackets president of hockey operations,...
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Weighing the variables of a John Tortorella reunion

The 36th coach in New York Rangers history will be the most pivotal hiring in the franchise’s existence. Or, perhaps it’s won’t be. “Won’t” as in just not the 36th. Maybe, it’s a name that has already perched behind the Garden bench twice before: John Tortorella. It’s been the elephant...
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Blue Jackets interviewing several experienced coaches to replace John Tortorella

The Columbus Blue Jackets are looking for a new head coach after agreeing to part ways with John Tortorella when his contract expired this season. Recently reports emerged that former Arizona Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet would interview with the Blue Jackets, but he’s not the only one. Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports that Gerard Gallant has already had his interview, while David Quinn and Brad Larsen have also interviewed or have interviews scheduled. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen also told the Hockey Wanderlust podcast that he would consider Finnish national coach Jukka Jalonen.

NHL Rumors: John Tortorella open to management position, and Nazem Kadri on the outs in Colorado

As the playoffs continue to progress, NHL rumors are taking a back seat to the action. Here’s a few tidbits to digest about John Tortorella and some potential trade buzz. We really haven’t heard much about John Tortorella in all the latest coaching news and rumors. Names that have been in the news are Gerard Gallant and Rick Tocchet which have both been interviewed by the New York Rangers.
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5 Potential Destinations for Former Blue Jackets Coach John Tortorella

The Columbus Blue Jackets and John Tortorella mutually agreed to part ways earlier in May. He spent six seasons behind their bench, guiding them to four playoff appearances and their first postseason series victory. During his second season as their head coach (2016-17), he won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's Coach of the Year for the second time.
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NHL: John Tortorella wanted out of Columbus last season

John Tortorella wanted out of Columbus a year ago? According to Aaron Portzline that was exactly the case and could partially explain this very difficult season. Aaron Portzline of The Athletic is reporting that John Tortorella wanted out a year ago. It appears Torts could see the writing on the wall and that the Blue Jackets new direction wasn’t lining up with his own philosophy.

Who will be the next Rangers coach? Gerard Gallant or John Tortorella

Who will be the next Rangers coach? That is now the biggest question in New York and for Chris Drury. By far the most critical decision he will make regardless of who they acquire this summer. There’s already been a lot of digital ink used today in the wake of...
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Should John Tortorella and Rick Tocchet be added to list of Kraken coaching candidates?

We’ve arrived at the best part of the NHL campaign, the so-called “second season” comprising the Stanley Cup Playoffs. So throw out everything up until now, as the NHL on Saturday embarks on a two-month endurance test to crown the final Cup champion before the Kraken takes the ice for its debut in October. Actually, don’t discard everything yet, as some coaching moves this final week of the regular season could have bearing on whoever is behind the Kraken’s bench.

John Tortorella would be a great coach for the Blackhawks

Mar 18, 2021; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella walks off the ice after the game against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports. Every team goes through changes throughout the course of a rebuild. For the Blackhawks a decade...
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Blue Jackets Changed Forever Thanks to John Tortorella

The Columbus Blue Jackets were in an awful place. The 2015-16 season quickly went off the rails thanks to an 0-7-0 start. Confidence was gone. The team had nothing to lean on. It was a dark place for a team that had some hope for the season. Head coach Todd...

CBJ, John Tortorella mutually agree to part ways

The Columbus Blue Jackets and head coach John Tortorella, whose contract expired at the end of the 2020-21 season, have mutually agreed to part ways, club General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Tortorella, 62, is the winningest coach in Blue Jackets history, guiding the club to a...