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Video- John Tortorella Is One Upset Coach

Game highlights are below.

via Jeff Svoboda tweets,

John Tortorella did not take questions from the media. Is livid over the refs not adding the 1.1 seconds that ran off after Chicago was called for its too many men penalty in OT. Werenski’s goal would have counted if the time had been added.

Torts called it “ridiculous” among other things, punctuating his thoughts by slamming his hand against the podium multiple times.

Torts: "Instead of resetting the clock, we have them tell our captain, 'We're not going to do it.' Toronto doesn't step in. The refs don't do their freaking job, and now we lose the game and we lose our goalie."

Torts, continued: "All this goddamn technology and getting things right, the stubbornness tonight by the officials and by the league and Toronto, however it is supposed to goddamn work, screws us. It's ridiculous."

Korpisalo had to leave the game with an injury, again, game highlights are below.

added 8:30pm, Tortorella post-game conference is below.

 

 

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Alan's avatar

He’s not wrong. The refs have been the worst they’ve ever been thus far this year, and the war room has done absolutely nothing to make up for it.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 12/29/19 at 10:08 PM ET

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It’s so unprofessional of the referees.

And if Toronto wasn’t paying attention or simply didn’t care,
what exactly is the point of all their technology and oversight?

You see games delayed all the time while refs add a second or two.

The time ticks down on the opposing team’s penalty.
And…meh we’re not going to add it back.

The refs in the NHL are truly horrible.
When are they held accountable? When and how does it get better?

It’s not the occasional: hey, they’re human; every so often they just don’t see a penalty or whatever. It’s ignoring obvious penalties directly in their line of sight. Arbitrary, inconsistent, seemingly personal-emotional, petty, ego-driven decisonmaking that often seems to favor some teams over others.

If Foligno or Torts had really pushed this they probably would have gotten an unsportsmanlike morning penalty called against. This is a team with no margin for error trying to squeak into the playoffs. Their goalie has been great. Now they’re down a point and down their first goalie with a rookie backup.

Posted by lefty.30 on 12/30/19 at 04:48 AM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

No worries, AI and robotics will replace the referees in the next ten years.  mad

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 12/30/19 at 07:39 AM ET

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If the robots are programmed by the NHL they’ll learn how
to miss calls and job teams in no time

Posted by lefty.30 on 12/30/19 at 07:57 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

It will be interesting to see what the NHL does here because normally they would fine a coach for saying these things.

Perhaps they’ll let this slide since they screwed up.

Posted by TreKronor on 12/30/19 at 11:57 AM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Having a centralized oversight in Toronto, is asking for issues like this. No two arenas have exactly the same camera placement/location, so this makes the ability to provide equal review. That should be the leagues first objective. Same # of cameras and locations. Second, the league already has off ice officials at all games, so there should be multiple officials who have the ability to signal on ice officials via a light or buzzer. Putting time back on the clock is much easier handled by in arena personnel not 4 drunk guys watching 8 games simultaneously and getting none of the correct.

Torts, is my hero!!

Posted by Down River Dan on 12/30/19 at 01:15 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Torts said today he lacked discipline last night and should have dealt with the issues directly with the league.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/30/19 at 01:19 PM ET

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