John Tortorella


Torts Fired

Everyone saw it coming. The Vancouver Canucks officially fired head coach John Tortorella on Thursday; assistant coach Mike Sullivan was also relieved of his duties, announced the NHL team. "Today we...

Canucks Coach Suspended

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL suspended Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella without pay for 15 days and six games on Monday for his conduct after a brawl between his team and the Calgary Flames.Tortore...

'He's Always Got Our Back'

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks prepared Monday to play without their coach and captain for the foreseeable future.Coach John Tortorella was suspended 15 days on Monday, a span that will include six...

Canucks Coach Faces League Hearing

John Tortorella is about to go to Round 2, but this time his opponent isn't the Calgary Flames.  Instead, the Vancouver Canucks head coach will have an in-person hearing with the National Hockey Leag...
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Canucks Coach Tortorella's PR Grade

In a top NHL hockey market, there is nothing a Vancouver Canucks player or coach does on or off the ice that goes unnoticed by the city's sports media. During the recent off-season, Vancouver headlines focused on the new "man in charge", coach John Tortorella, a man known for his impatient and often volatile relationship with sports media. From screaming and swearing at reporters to his aggressive approach in post game media scrums, Tortorella has earned a reputation with those in the press box. So how has the NHL coach handled the tenacious Vancouver sports media so far?
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Here We Go..

VANCOUVER - John Tortorella was surprised the subject did not come up in the first question, but he did not get angry or yell.Yes, the new Vancouver Canucks coach acknowledged Tuesday, his reputation...

Torts' Vancouver Return Divides Fans

RICHMOND, B.C. - If this was the beginning of the John Tortorella era in Vancouver, it was an inauspicious start.Tortorella arrived at Vancouver International Airport on Friday amidst reports that he...