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Old 05-08-2021, 08:51 PM   #1
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Contract expired, according to the Athletic he’s informed the club he will not be returning.

Perhaps more smoke to Davidson returning and Columbus rebuilding ground up.

https://theathletic.com/2575297/2021...r-six-seasons/

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Old 05-08-2021, 08:57 PM   #2
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Torts to Calgary as an associate coach?

He beat us as coach in 2004 (notwithstanding it was in) so makes sense.
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Columbus has definitely had rumored locker room issues as well recently, with certain players clearly wanting out. They probably can go with a scorched earth approach. They did trade away their captain too.
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Call me crazy but I like Torts and I think the NHL is a more interesting place when he is coaching somewhere.
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He’s definitely a “wears out his welcome” coach, but he’s also really good. Sutter and Torts together would make for some good press conferences.

But he’s a HC - I can’t see him as an AC.
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Old 05-08-2021, 09:10 PM   #6
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I'm sure Columbus will be real broken up about it too.
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He'll get a job somewhere. Guy is a real jackass but he gets results.
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Nm. Wrong thread.
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Can you imagine Torts fielding jackass questions from Francis?
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Call me crazy but I like Torts and I think the NHL is a more interesting place when he is coaching somewhere.
There are coaches who make a negative difference.

There are coaches who don't move the needle much either way.

I think Tortorella is in that small group of coaches who make teams perform better than a sum of their parts with Quennville, Laviolette, etc
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There are coaches who make a negative difference.

There are coaches who don't move the needle much either way.

I think Tortorella is in that small group of coaches who make teams perform better than a sum of their parts with Quennville, Laviolette, etc
His teams usually overperform IMO. The only exception is Vancouver.
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Can you imagine Torts fielding jackass questions from Francis?
Would get some good responses certainly, but Torts has already dealt with worse, having put up with Larry Brooks for a bunch of years in NY.
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I could see Bruce Boudreau being a good fit with Laine
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Torts to Calgary as an associate coach?

He beat us as coach in 2004 (notwithstanding it was in) so makes sense.
Two-headed '04 finals coaching monster to finally break this team in?

Sign me up.
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His teams usually overperform IMO. The only exception is Vancouver.
Sometimes it happens. I think Bednar might be in that class of positive difference-maker coach and his first year in Colorado was still a disaster too.
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Two-headed '04 finals coaching monster to finally break this team in?

Sign me up.
Players are soft now. Would never work.
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Laine seems like a lazy soft selfish head case loser to me. The kinda guy that wonít win a championship- or if he ever does- itíll be because of the others and not him. Torts and him is like oil and water.
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The only coach to get the BJs to the second round of the playoffs.
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