It wouldn’t be a Tortorella retrospective without a look into his own complaints about refereeing, such as his tongue-in-cheek conspiracy theorizing regarding some referee decisions that occurred late in 2012 Winter Classic.
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While John Tortorella ponders if the NHL and NBC cooked up an officiating scheme to create an exciting conclusion to the Winter Classic, I must wonder if the NHL script writers cook up a scheme to make the end of Torts’ reign at each of his head coaching jobs as fiery as possible. Do they?
Nope. It’s just how he is.
He was fined a cool $30,000 for his “theorizing.” He did apologize profusely afterward for what it’s worth.
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