John Tortorella

Updated: March 3, 2014

John Tortorella’s first 63 games have been nothing short of a really exciting roller-coaster; well, for anyone who isn’t a Canucks fan. It has included the worst losing streak in team history, several significant injures to key players, an attempted dressing room attack on Bob Hartley, an apparent calling out of management on the roster not being good enough, and now a shortsighted move by starting Eddie Lack in the high profile Heritage Classic game held at BC Place. Also not helping things are the fact that both the Sedins and Burrows are having some of the worst seasons of their career under Torts. the only bright sports to this team included Mike Santorelli (IR), Mike Stanton, Ryan Kesler, and Eddie Lack.

When Tortorella’s signing was announced, I have to say that I was excited. I figured Alain Vigneault’s message wasn’t getting across and that he had gotten the most he could out of this roster. But as we stand here today with the club at a cross roads and without a clear identity, you have to think that Tort’s might not have been the right guy for this team at this time.

The one thing I’ll say, is that if he had a relatively healthy roster I feel this team would be in a playoff spot; still fighting to stay in, but holding the upper hand. We will see down the stretch how this team responds to the current adversity it faces.




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