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John Tortorella Takes The High Road

from TSN,

A day after general manager Mike Gillis expressed doubt over his own future and that of his bench boss, Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella wouldn't let himself be drawn into the speculation.

"Mike Gillis is my boss and I can't speak for Mike," said Tortorella of his boss's comments on Friday afternoon. "I don't know how to answer to him because I can't speak for him. I don't want to do that. Mike and I are always talking, but to answer that, I just can't. It's not fair to him or me."

Sitting six points out of the final Wild Card in the Western Conference with only five games to play, the Canucks are set to miss the playoffs for just the third time in 13 seasons and first time since 2008. Still, Tortorella expressed no interest in publicly discussing his team's and, by extension, his own future.

"You're digging at a spot I'd rather talk internally about," said Tortorella. "That's probably something we can talk about after the season is over. I have to worry about coaching a hockey team. We have five more games, a team that needs to better and that's my focus."

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Red Winger's avatar

Scared He May Be Seeking Employment for the Second Time in Three Years, John Tortorella Takes The High Road

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 04/04/14 at 04:08 PM ET

alwaysaurie's avatar

Less of a high-road and more of a “just sitting in a coffee shop waiting for a bus.”

Posted by alwaysaurie on 04/05/14 at 12:09 AM ET

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