John Tortorella loses it on Calgary
Well it seems after John Tortorella met with Colin Campbell, it’s been decided that Tortorella would be suspended for 15 days after trying to confront Calgary coach Bob Hartley following the antics of their Saturday night game.
I understand the NHL wanting to crack down on this kind of behavior, but it seems silly that Bob Hartley gets off free, even though he instigated the whole mess to begin with.
But I guess that’s hockey. Usually the aggressor walks away while whoever retaliates to a situation gets a penalty or suspension.
You never want to get a suspension in the NHL, but I think Tortorella did it for all the right reasons and by the end of it, hopefully the Vancouver Canucks are going to become even more of a “Team” knowing that their coach is %110 behind them.
Give em hell Tortorella
As most of you sports junkies have probably seen already seen, Saturdays western conference game between the Vancouver Canuks and the Calgary Flames was a crazy one.
The game started out with Calgary coach Bob Hartley putting out his fourth line goon squad and Vancouver coach John Tortorella matching with his fourth line. As soon as the puck dropped, Calagary instantly went for the jugular and a brawl broke out amongst all the players. What a wild ride. Check it out in this video.
Of course things got even more outrageous as you might suspect. Tortorella was obviously pissed with Hartleys decision (as he should have been). If Tortorella had instead put his first line out and had the Sedin twins would Calgary have tried starting the game in the same fashion? If so, Hartley should be punched in the head. And it’s no wonder why Tortorella had some choice words for him and tried to make his way into the Flames dressing room during the first intermission to give Hartley a piece of his mind (or maybe a black eye).
This of course led to a review by the NHL. As we speak Tortorella is in New York meeting with Colin Campell to discuss if there will be any repercussions from the NHL.
Sure there is fighting in Hockey and I am not one of those people to speak against it, but what Bob Hartley did was truly gutless and classless. The man definitely needs to have his clock cleaned!
But what are your thoughts?