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Aivis Kalnins
Location: Limbazi
Joined: 04.10.2017

Jul 2 @ 9:24 AM ET
Mino42
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Philipsburg, PA
Joined: 08.10.2015

Jul 2 @ 9:39 AM ET
He has the same "wrath" as a 12 y/o girl does during a Facebook fight. Sorry but dude tries to act tough then when the littlest thing is said he turns into Sensitive Sally...
Aussiepenguin
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Sydney
Joined: 08.02.2014

Jul 2 @ 9:41 AM ET
Sounds like there may be a little more behind the scenes.

What Rutherford said I don't think should have been said, but Torts?? What a champion. Never let's us down!
outpost316
Season Ticket Holder
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Joined: 06.16.2009

Jul 2 @ 9:45 AM ET
I hated this signing... But now that I know it's making TORTS lose his mind, I love it! Plus giving him the added incentive of proving he was right about TORTS and CBUS, can't wait to see how it plays out. Hopefully TORTS lit a fire under JJ and it pushes him next season.
Rinosaur
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Joined: 01.21.2016

Jul 2 @ 9:52 AM ET
Torts gonna Tort. He should have been in the WWE.
Twisted_schism
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 05.11.2018

Jul 2 @ 10:15 AM ET
Torts is a joke, that really proves there's no issues in Columbus right ? A player says he's happy with his new teams winning culture and you go off and blow your stack. I think Columbus found it's cancer, they deserve better than that @$$ hole they call a coach.
redsfanhere
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: columbus, OH
Joined: 02.17.2012

Jul 2 @ 11:20 AM ET


i'm from columbus but i used to be a serious penguin fan for yrs and been a steelers fan for all my life. that's 54 yrs. so ya'll are right tortz is a loud mouth and a dumb ass but he loves animals and i'm down with that for sure.and i really didn't see what jack said that was wrong. with that being said i know for a fact that columbus treats 99% of there players with respect and dignity. columbus went over and beyond for jack maybe more than any other club would have done and jack should be very appreciative of this.so maybe jack could have said something a lil more about enjoying his stay in columbus than he did.but for a rival GM to question another team's coach and GM for nothing he absolutely knows about screams stupidity on his part.nobody likes it when this happens to their team.
starshower776
New York Rangers
Location: Newbury Park, CA
Joined: 06.21.2014

Jul 2 @ 12:05 PM ET
Well, Torts will be Torts. I would have been surprised if he DIDN'T go off on the Pens and Johnson. Tortorella is not exactly a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins official fan club.

This is a case of two people (Jack Johnson and Jim Rutherford) putting their feet in their respective mouths, and someone (Torts) overreacting to said feet in mouths. You can pass blame all around the table on this one.

Where did this all come from? Apparently, Johnson believes he wasn't in a "winning" culture (depends on perspective), Rutherford believing that Johnson was benched in Columbus because of some conspiracy or something (very debatable), and both kind of neglecting the fact that not only was Johnson awful in Columbus, but he was pretty awful before he started playing for Tortorella, and has been pretty awful for a long time now.

That's not to say he won't put it all together in Pittsburgh - I doubt it - but in the end, this is a highly questionable signing with a silly amount of drama added to it.
Alexzanki
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Montreal, QC
Joined: 06.03.2008

Jul 2 @ 1:01 PM ET
Aivis Kalnins: John Tortorella unleashes his wrath on Rutherford and Johnson
- Kalnins

Torts was right to call this clown out, believe me when I say he tried to get his game going out there, its only normal for your coach to call you out if you’re not doing your job, same as in any job. What is more surprising is Rutherford getting in on this, did not expect that from him.

Witted
Season Ticket Holder
Columbus Blue Jackets
Joined: 06.29.2012

Jul 2 @ 1:29 PM ET
I am glad our leader defended our team. GOOD JOB Torts!
I_Am_Cloutier
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Inuvik, NT
Joined: 04.16.2018

Jul 2 @ 2:17 PM ET
Torts is a chump and a poison in the locker room.
Rented Mule 66
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Butler, PA
Joined: 06.06.2017

Jul 2 @ 4:27 PM ET
I actually might be one of the few Pens' fans who doesn't mind John Torterella. Sure he hates the Pens but, he's been their whipping boy for awhile now, going back to other teams he has coached. First, I love the fact that he is an animal advocate. Makes him a good person in my book. And I actually like guys who are fiery and passionate at the expense of political correctness. Too many players and coaches today say what everyone thinks they should say and not what they really feel. He may be an ass in some regards, but there needs to be (and used to be) more people like him in sports. He was standing up for his team. He may be a little too sensitive and I love seeing the sheer anguish in his face every time the the Pens do something good against his team, but I don't feel the level of hatred some Pittsburgh fans feel towards him, even when his hatred for the Pens is on full display.
jkumpire
Location:
Joined: 03.16.2009

Jul 2 @ 4:57 PM ET
Torts is a chump and a poison in the locker room.
- I_Am_Cloutier


Please let us know how many times you have been in a locker room with Torts so we know you are talking from personal experience instead of talking out of your hat.

Thanks, we will be waiting for your response.
Alexzanki
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Montreal, QC
Joined: 06.03.2008

Jul 3 @ 12:27 AM ET
Torts is a chump and a poison in the locker room.
- I_Am_Cloutier

And Peter the situation Chiarelli is setting your team back ...
Nucker101
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: ESKETIT
Joined: 09.26.2010

Jul 3 @ 1:51 AM ET
Torts is an alpha
SwingersOfSultan
Ottawa Senators
Joined: 06.07.2018

Jul 3 @ 2:05 PM ET
I still have no idea how a group of players can sit a coach down, tell him how to coach and then that same coach, who was told by players on the team how to coach, somehow ends up winning the coach of the year.

By the way a player saying, as a FREE AGENT, that he's very excited to join a successful team is really not that bizarre.
I have no idea why you would sign with a team you are not excited about.

Tortellini must drive a big truck to compensate for his baby fap situation me thinks
MnGump
Season Ticket Holder
Minnesota Wild
Location: Columbus, MN
Joined: 06.21.2012

Jul 9 @ 1:56 PM ET
I still have no idea how a group of players can sit a coach down, tell him how to coach and then that same coach, who was told by players on the team how to coach, somehow ends up winning the coach of the year.

By the way a player saying, as a FREE AGENT, that he's very excited to join a successful team is really not that bizarre.
I have no idea why you would sign with a team you are not excited about.

Tortellini must drive a big truck to compensate for his baby fap situation me thinks

- SwingersOfSultan

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