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kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Aug 21 @ 10:44 AM ET
I've got 3 at home right now. Haven't had any time to read them, but I have them. 1 is on Messier. The other is called "Robinson For The Defense". Haven't even cracked the cover on either of those. The one I started reading is a autobiography on Jean Bellevue. Only a few chapters in but it's interesting.
- Isleshockeyman


👍🏻
Harambe
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Cincinatti Zoo - Gorilla Enclosure, OH
Joined: 07.28.2016

Aug 21 @ 11:44 AM ET
Hello, from the great beyond
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Aug 21 @ 12:23 PM ET
Hello, from the great beyond
- Harambe


What did you do this time?
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Aug 21 @ 5:16 PM ET
What did you do this time?
- JimmyP

JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Aug 21 @ 5:19 PM ET
On respect for John Tortorella:
“Tortorella has a reputation as a hard-ass, but not if you know him as a player. We used to laugh at him all the time. There was always someone in the dressing room who wanted to take their skate and decapitate him or take their stick and whack him over the head with it. Marion Gaborik despised him with every bone in his body. Even Hank Lundqvist, an even-keeled Swede who was usually in his own world, thought Tortorella was a terrible manager of pro athletes. And he can’t skate and stickhandle a puck at the same time, and he doesn’t realize we don’t take him seriously because of that.”

As far as Tortorella’s volatile relationship with the media goes, Avery writes: “The funny thing is that Tortorella can skate just about as well as some of our beat writers.”

Avery writes on a conflict he had with Tortorella about investing in a second New York bar (“Tiny’s”). The coach claimed that a slumping Henrik Lundqvist was distracted by being an investor in the venture, a claim that Avery … well, didn’t agree with, especially when Tortorella suggested that Lundqvist pull out of the investment:

“I’ve never walked out of a meeting with my head coach, but if I didn’t leave the room I was going to end up in Rikers for choking this little poophead within an inch of his miserable life. If he really believed that Henrik was playing poorly because of Tiny’s, then he knew nothing about his star player. Lundqvist was not working at Tiny’s, he was investing in it. Players have slumps. Anyone who knows how to coach professional athletes would know how to deal with that.”

“I told

- kindlyrick[Rangers GM] Glen Sather about it, but he had nothing to say, really. He kept a poker face and wasn’t going to play his hand, but all he had to do was watch a game – he didn’t have to live through playing for a coach who responded to something he didn’t like on the ice by kicking water bottles or throwing poop on the bench or tugging on a player’s jersey and screaming at him and ripping him a new bumhole.”

Avery doesn’t spare Tortorella’s right-hand man during those years: Current Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan, who has won two straight Stanley Cups. From Avery, after the 2009-10 season:

“None of us can stand listening to the mental midget and his big goofy sidekick, Mike Sullivan. Tortorella is a power-hungry control freak but he’s not smart enough to hire a good cop, even one he could play like a violin. If Mike Sullivan had played the good cop, he could still have turned around after meeting with a disgruntled player and told his puppet-master JT the details while giving the players some form of relief. Instead, they’re only able to female dog and vent to each other. This creates an unhealthy locker room.”



I know this all sounds terribly unreasonable, but if you're a hockey fan, theres some great stories that are above average entertaining.......or you can just sit here day after day dissecting the 3 months of Lou Lam, and which bottom 6 signing are terrible and a few what ifs scenarios.

I actually find Avery's takes interesting and comical. Thanks for sharing.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Aug 21 @ 6:40 PM ET
I actually find Avery's takes interesting and comical. Thanks for sharing.
- JohnScammo


Averybuzz.
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Aug 22 @ 10:35 AM ET
I actually find Avery's takes interesting and comical. Thanks for sharing.
- JohnScammo


I’m telling you man the book was great as a hockey fan. I personally like hearing stories behind the scenes.....like Chelios owning a bar in Detroit and being one of the hardest drinkers, getting home at 5am .....yet being the first one at practice at 8am and the hardest worker. You don’t get those stories on NHL.com.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Aug 22 @ 1:54 PM ET
I’m telling you man the book was great as a hockey fan. I personally like hearing stories behind the scenes.....like Chelios owning a bar in Detroit and being one of the hardest drinkers, getting home at 5am .....yet being the first one at practice at 8am and the hardest worker. You don’t get those stories on NHL.com.
- kindlyrick

I wont lie im gonna stop at the library and get the book, ice capades i assume? There are 2
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Aug 22 @ 2:22 PM ET
I wont lie im gonna stop at the library and get the book, ice capades i assume? There are 2
- Upstate_isles


Your gonna love it!

kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Aug 22 @ 2:24 PM ET
I wont lie im gonna stop at the library and get the book, ice capades i assume? There are 2
- Upstate_isles



Yeah....or go on amazon and see if you can buy it used for less.
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Aug 22 @ 2:24 PM ET
Your gonna love it!


- nyisles7


He might take face offs from both sides of the face off circle but there’s no denying the top level talent he’s pulled.....You’re gonna love it
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Aug 22 @ 2:37 PM ET
He might take face offs from both sides of the face off circle but there’s no denying the top level talent he’s pulled.....You’re gonna love it
- kindlyrick


He's pulled more than talent

Here's a little bit on Kovar.
https://thehockeynews.com...make-an-impact-in-2018-19
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Aug 22 @ 3:40 PM ET
I wont lie im gonna stop at the library and get the book, ice capades i assume? There are 2
- Upstate_isles

Library? Don’t forget to brush up on the Dewey decimal system before you go ya cheap (frank).
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Aug 22 @ 3:41 PM ET
He might take face offs from both sides of the face off circle but there’s no denying the top level talent he’s pulled.....You’re gonna love it
- kindlyrick

Yeah I’m sure he’s pulled plenty
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Aug 22 @ 4:06 PM ET
Library? Don’t forget to brush up on the Dewey decimal system before you go ya cheap (frank).
- Cptmjl


Hey Big Spender, did you get that subscription to The Athletic yet?

kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Aug 22 @ 4:17 PM ET
Library? Don’t forget to brush up on the Dewey decimal system before you go ya cheap (frank).
- Cptmjl



The Dewey decimal system. Hahahahahaha. If only millennial knew about that mess. lol
Vukota
New York Islanders
Location: Groupthink Run Amok, NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Aug 22 @ 4:30 PM ET
Hey Big Spender, did you get that subscription to The Athletic yet?


- nyisles7

Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Aug 22 @ 4:47 PM ET
Hey Big Spender, did you get that subscription to The Athletic yet?


- nyisles7

Hahaha
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Aug 22 @ 8:06 PM ET
Library? Don’t forget to brush up on the Dewey decimal system before you go ya cheap (frank).
- Cptmjl

Why pay for something thats free and im never going to read again?
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Aug 22 @ 8:53 PM ET
Why pay for something thats free and im never going to read again?
- Upstate_isles

You could mail it to me so I don’t have to buy it.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Aug 22 @ 9:15 PM ET
You could mail it to me so I don’t have to buy it.
- Cptmjl

Ill post it on here one page a day
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Aug 22 @ 9:29 PM ET
You could mail it to me so I don’t have to buy it.
- Cptmjl



It’s like 8-10 bucks used online
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Aug 22 @ 10:05 PM ET
It’s like 8-10 bucks used online
- kindlyrick

Free at library
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Aug 22 @ 10:48 PM ET
Ill post it on here one page a day
- Upstate_isles

Athletic articles every other day also pls trying to save up for a new swing set for the wife.

Joined: 12.31.1969

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