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Tortorella Making Headlines

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,

By the end of the night, there was more whining on Twitter and in blogs on newspaper web sites and elsewhere from some hockey writers about the headaches of dealing with Tortorella. Some clever person created a parody Twitter account, @Tortsinterviews, which mainly blows off questioners with one-word answers.

There were also calls for a media boycott of all further Tortorella press conferences. This is where the media gets as silly as the coach.

The media’s job is to record the passing scene and/or offer opinions on same. Not to try and be part of the story, although this gets increasingly obscured by too many self-promoting nitwits who have access to microphones and laptops.

Dealing with jerks is part of the job. We can complain that someone like Tortorella is not being accountable to the fans when he pulls his condescending prima donna routine but we can’t ignore him.


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One minor nit, is it hypocrisy to want to talk when you are part of the media and the whole point of your job is to inform and not want to talk when your job is to coach and ensure results?

Tortorella isn’t so unique a guy when discussing high strung coaches. Football is full of one word coaches and hockey is full of coaches that just spout cliches which is the same thing as a one word answer.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 05/17/12 at 01:38 PM ET

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As a Welsh friend of mine calls him “Torts the twat”.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 05/17/12 at 04:18 PM ET

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