Brown writes that it might be time for the media to walk out on Tortorella as he tends to do to them and that the people hit the hardest by Tortorella's "childish and unprofessional manor" are the fans:
"Like it or not, the media is the conduit to the fans.? If you treat the media this way you are snubbing and disrespecting the fans of the game.? That is unacceptable."
Today, Brennan writes a blog post at the Ottawa Sun with the title "Tortorella is a jerk." He writes this in response to how Tortorella handled an on the bench interview with Pierre McGuire where McGuire asked a question about the power play and Tortorella said "I'm not telling you."
In the National Post, Bruce Arthur writes that even with a level of secrecy and withholding information that happens in the playoffs, Tortorella takes it to another level, "still, even in hockey?s obfuscatory world of upper- and lower-body injuries, Tortorella comes across as arrogant, as a bully, as a jerk. This is the face, for whatever reason, he chooses to show to the world."
Jay Feaster, who Torts worked with in Tampa Bay, told the National Post that this is all done for a reason,
Torts responded, "Are you being a wise ass? I am not going to give you that much information. Some of you guys sit there and tell me that I am curt or whatever and I am not going to have a staring contest. If you don't ask me questions I will just leave. That is the way it is. I am sorry that I am not a guy who wants to converse about everything during the playoffs."
Tortorella responded that he missed his opportunity and Brennan wrote, "One reporter best summed up Tortorella?s 54-second session, saying the Rangers coach had displayed ?subhuman behaviour.?
John Tortorella continues to set land-speed records for pre-game press conferences. I don't know why he bothers. #Sens
?It?s a cheap dirty hit. I wonder what would happen if we did it to their two whining stars over there? I wonder what would happen? I am anxious to see what happens with the league with this. There is just no respect amongst the players.
John Tortorella said of the hit and the Penguins,
"It's a cheap dirty hit. I wonder what would happen if we did it to their two whining stars over there? I wonder what would happen? I am anxious to see what happens with the league with this. There is just no respect amongst the players.
Tortorella apologizes for what he thought were tongue in cheek remarks. "I tainted the Classic with my mouth, and I shouldn't have."