Orpik said he and Tortorella spoke Friday night.
"I've been coached by Torts before," Orpik said, referring to the 2010 U.S. Olympic squad. "I know how Torts is. I know he's really emotional about the game. He sticks up for his players. I admire that about him. He's really passionate. ... Maybe his reaction the next day would have been different."
I think that sums it up pretty well. Tortorella is like me when I was dealing with the effects of an overactive thyroid. I'd sometimes impulsively say things.. things I normally wouldn't say. Only in the last year, year and a half, I've felt calmer and more in control. Maybe he should get his thyroid checked.