John Tortorella

Flyers Coach John Tortorella Is Ready To Work With The Roster He Has

John Tortorella’s on-ice debut with the Philadelphia Flyers is two months away. The Flyers’ six-game preseason schedule will kick off against the Boston Bruins at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, Sept. 24. That will come after a brief training camp. And at his introductory press conference back in...
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New Flyers Coach John Tortorella Talks … Cheesesteaks

John Tortorella is still fit at 64, but the new Philadelphia Flyers coach admits he has a weakness. “Love ’em,” he said. Well, he’s in the right city. In the middle of a recent interview with Philly Hockey Now, the conversation drifted away from his new team. Tortorella explained how he has always been lured to Philly’s Italian restaurants and cheesesteak joints since his days coaching the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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John Tortorella Unplugged: His Message to Frustrated Flyers Fans

New coach John Tortorella talked exclusively to Philly Hockey Now recently about a number of topics, some related to the Philadelphia Flyers, some related to his search for a farm for his four pitbulls and three horses, some related to creating an identity for his hockey team. During the interview,...
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Mike Sielski: The 2022-23 Flyers will be ‘hard to play against’ under John Tortorella. And harder to watch.

PHILADELPHIA — Ten years ago, John Tortorella was the head coach of the second-best team in the National Hockey League. That setup doesn't sound like one that naturally segues to a discussion of the Flyers, who are poised to be no better than the second-worst team in the National Hockey League. But Tortorella is going to be their coach, and no matter how bad the Flyers might be, they still have to play 82 times. They can't just cancel their season just because they traded three draft picks for Tony DeAngelo and didn't sign Johnny Gaudreau, as much as many of their fans would like them to.

Flyers Will Love ‘Maniac’ John Tortorella, Ex-Players Say

New Philadelphia Flyers coach John Tortorella has a reputation. It goes like this: He’s disliked by his players, he is impatient with youngsters, and he has a short shelf life. Not true, say those who have played for him. In a roundabout way, Flyers right winger Cam Atkinson campaigned...
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John Tortorella is basically already planning for life after Chuck Fletcher

John Tortorella might be new in terms of being the Philadelphia Flyers’ head coach, but the veteran bench boss knows a thing or two about longevity. Despite a reputation as demanding boss — and former players aren’t shy to back that up, both in support and against Tortorella — his shortest stint behind an NHL bench is one full season with the Vancouver Canucks. That 82-game stint is certainly an outlier as Tortorella’s hard-nosed style is proven, having lasted six years each with the New York Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets with another seven seasons behind the bench while winning a Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Philadelphia turns to ex-Bolts coach John Tortorella

Former Lightning Coach John Tortorella has a brand new gig. The fiery coach who in 2004 led the Lightning to their first Stanley Cup championship signed to coach the Bolts’ Eastern Conference rival Philadelphia Flyers. Tortorella vowed a “culture change” for his new team. “That’s not a...