John Tortorella: "I Deserved To Get Fired"

John Tortorella lasted just one season in Vancouver—a disastrous tailspin of a season so increasingly toxic, there's now not a single person on earth willing to deny that he had to go. Torts has rejoined society, sounding refreshed and sanguine in a Tampa Bay radio appearance earlier today, and he's realistic about… » 2/13/15 3:25pm 2/13/15 3:25pm

John Tortorella (Jokingly) Calls Reporter An Asshole

At today's Canucks post-mortem press conference, TSN's Farhan Lalji got things started off on the right foot by calling coach John Tortorella "Mike." Torts then bestowed Lalji with his own pet name. » 4/14/14 4:44pm 4/14/14 4:44pm

Canucks Owner Texts Reporter: "You Are A Prick"

The thing about the germinating disaster in Vancouver is that it shouldn't even be a big deal. The Canucks will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2008, and that's OK—it's the natural cycle of hockey that a team can't be good forever. The Canucks still have talent, they have money to spend, and if things will… » 4/09/14 1:43pm 4/09/14 1:43pm

The NHL dealt out punishments for Saturday's ragefest during the Flames-Canucks game. Vancouver head coach John Tortorella will be suspended for 15 days without pay, and Calgary head coach Bob Hartley was fined $25,000. » 1/20/14 9:10pm 1/20/14 9:10pm

Flames-Canucks Features Line Brawl Two Seconds Into Game

It took only two seconds into tonight's Flames-Canucks game for total madness. After the opening puck dropped, every player on the ice—but the goalies—paired up and threw punches. » 1/18/14 11:30pm 1/18/14 11:30pm

Not Content Merely To Win, The Bruins Are Traumatizing Franchises

The Boston Bruins will welcome the winner of the Chicago-L.A. series to the Stanley Cup Final because of their utter dismantling of the Pittsburgh Penguins. In that series, the Bruins were able to stonewall a Pittsburgh team that won 75 percent of its regular season games and led the league in scoring by a healthy… » 6/08/13 9:06pm 6/08/13 9:06pm

One Reporter's Reflections On Covering John Tortorella, Bully

Dave Lozo used to write for NHL.com. He doesn't anymore, so he's free to tell you exactly what it was like to cover the Rangers for four years under John Tortorella. Spoiler alert: scary at first, then almost pathetic. » 6/03/13 1:46pm 6/03/13 1:46pm

The Rangers Have Fired John Tortorella

After four and a half seasons of halfway decent hockey (which included a Eastern Conference No. 1 seed in 2012 and a 19-25 playoff record overall), the New York Rangers have canned head coach John Tortorella. » 5/29/13 1:25pm 5/29/13 1:25pm

NBC Learns What Happens When You Interview Torts During The Game

We don't know why TV networks insist on trying to interview coaches while games are in action—Fox baseball broadcasts, you're the worst culprit—but when NBC's Pierre McGuire tried to get a few words from Rangers chief John Tortorella during today's game against the Bruins, he got one more than he bargained for. » 5/19/13 5:02pm 5/19/13 5:02pm

John Tortorella's High School Yearbook Entry Is All Sorts Of Confusing

Every high schooler has their inside jokes. But this being John Tortorella, we can only assume each one is a reference to strangling hobos. » 5/16/13 12:58pm 5/16/13 12:58pm

Who's Happiest The NHL Lockout Is Over? John Tortorella's Wife.

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Also, blood pressure medication makers are happy Torts is back. » 1/11/13 3:25pm 1/11/13 3:25pm

Some Poor Bastard's Cell Phone Went Off During John Tortorella's Press…

John Tortorella's press conferences are the stuff of legend: tense, terse legend. At least from the media side, they're more amusing than hostile. But there's going to come a day when the Rangers aren't winning, and the scribes are going to refer to their mental tally of all the times Torts bullied or humiliated… » 5/15/12 10:10am 5/15/12 10:10am

NHL Ministry Of Truth: John Tortorella Was Fined For Cursing, Not For…

Gary Bettman: "I think he did it four times ... He's a professional. He knows better than that. As emotional as you get, when you're a head coach in this league, when you're in a public media session, you shouldn't be cursing." » 4/10/12 7:00pm 4/10/12 7:00pm

John Tortorella Is Pissed Off At Pittsburgh And "Their Two Whining…

Late in last night's Penguins win, defenseman Brooks Orpik laid a knee-on-knee hit on the Rangers' Derek Stepan. Stepan was able to leave the ice under his own power, but Torts was not a happy man after the game. » 4/06/12 10:25am 4/06/12 10:25am

The Rangers And Devils Had Three Fights At The Opening Faceoff

When the Rangers and Devils met in Newark in December, John Tortorella, as the visiting coach, elected to start his fourth line bruisers. There was a fight two seconds after the faceoff. Last night's rematch was at MSG, so Devils coach Pete DeBoer had first crack of setting a lineup. He went with his fighters, Ryan… » 3/20/12 9:25am 3/20/12 9:25am