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Would You Want To See Tortorella On TV?

from Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News,

If Tortorella does not receive an offer to coach next season, and he decides a TV job is his best bridge to another coaching gig, his condescending, foul-mouthed style would be a consideration for any prospective employer.

An industry source, with NHL TV connections, said there is no point in speculating on Tortorella’s TV future because the prevailing feeling is he will be back coaching during the 2013-14 season. This could also be doubletalk. Maybe it’s just too early for a network, like NBC for instance, to even contemplate hiring Tortorella.

Or maybe there is some reluctance. For this would be a controversial hire. The case could be made that a national media outlet airing hockey, or regional sports network for that matter, should not hire a guy who treated the media like dirt. Not only that, but a coach who embarrassed NBC and the league by dropping F-bombs on national TV. Why reward this abhorrent behavior?

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Slumpy's avatar

He was on The Panel up in Canada on TSN and was quite entertaining.
NBC sucks and I doubt he would fit in with those yes men type.

Posted by Slumpy from Under My Wheels on 06/02/13 at 09:30 AM ET

Primis's avatar

No.  Already too many hockey people on TV that are long on mouth and short on knowledge.

Posted by Primis on 06/02/13 at 02:00 PM ET


I recall him being a real dud on TSN, never having anything to say.

Posted by Chris M on 06/03/13 at 10:28 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

I don’t know why the networks still employ anyone to talk about hockey. Cassie Campbell and Ron MacLean are the only two national figures I care to hear from. The FS Detroit team of Ken and Mickey are the only ones I like hearing talk during the game. Most games get the sound muted.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 06/03/13 at 10:36 AM ET

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