Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/02/13 at 08:57 AM ET
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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