Should Torts come to Blue Jackets with a warning?

by Gary Shelton on October 22, 2015 · 1 comment

in general, Tampa Bay Lightning

Perhaps he would not be the best man behind the bench now. Perhaps his temper would be too great. Perhaps his voice would be too loud.

And perhaps he would not have have been the best man for the first Lightning team. Perhaps his standards would have been high. Perhaps his intensity would have been too great.

And perhaps he would have called "bull" on Art Williams' pulpit messages. Perhaps that would have made his head explode.

But at the most essential time for this Tampa Bay Lightning, he was the most essential coach you could imagine.

Now, John Tortorella is back. And you don't know whether to feel good for the Columbus Blue Jackets or pity them.

He was a bully. He was a trail driver. He was a drill sergeant. And it took

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Cecil DeBald October 22, 2015 at 7:13 am

Great article on Torts, Gary, thanks.

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