Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/21/13 at 01:27 PM ET
from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province,
John Stevens was a sound consideration. John Tortorella is an emotional decision as the expected new coach of the Canucks, although the NHL club has yet to make a formal announcement. He was reportedly en route to Vancouver on Friday and has already had two interviews....
Tortorella was an assistant coach for the U.S. at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and got a taste for the rabid following for anything hockey related. But that was a two-week tournament. A 41-game home regular-season schedule with as many as 28 media at practices is going to test the Italian’s patience when soft and mundane queries are sent his way. Not sure there’s a 12-step program for dealing with those who think a left-wing lock is something you put on a bicycle, but that’s the challenge for the 54-year-old Tortorella.
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