NHL to hold hearing with John Tortorella for starting fight outside Calgary Flames locker room

Jan 18, 2014; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella addresses the media after the game against the Calgary Flames at Rogers Arena. The Vancouver Canucks won 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

We all know that Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella is a unique character who hasn’t made a lot of friends in his days as a hockey coach. After winning a Stanley Cup in Tampa Bay, Tortorella was run out of town this offseason thanks the the New York rangers universally revolting against him.

We saw more of Torts’ unique surliness last night when the Vancouver Canucks took on the Calgary Flames. Following a massive on-ice brawl, Tortorella wasn’t finished fighting or arguing when the period was over. After the final horn of the period, Tortorella made his way to the Flames locker room where he proceeded to get physical and was clearly looking for a fight.

The fight didn’t happen and Tortorella eventually made his way back the Canucks locker room, but the NHL is not happy with the incident. According to CBC’s Elliotte Friedman, the league is slated to meet with Tortorella on Monday to discuss the incident outside of the locker room.


Topics: John Tortorella, Vancouver Canucks

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