Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby Hugo Stiglitz on Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:46 pm

Crankshaft wrote:Is Hugo Stiglitz trying to one-up the Errey coach thread? C'mon LGP, get your act together.


Nope...which is why I put it in this in the NPR section. Plus I haven't read that thread...yet.
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby Hugo Stiglitz on Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:47 pm

llipgh2 wrote:Actually, there are rumblings Nashville wants to "change direction", and that would start with firing Barry Trotz.

I'd like to see what he could do with a team like the Pens.


Trotz would be interesting.
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby Great58 on Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:52 pm

Mike Gillis just got relieved of duties in Vancouver.
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby Pitts on Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:53 pm

Not wasting time, are they?
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby columbia on Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:56 pm

My guess is that Torts will stick around for a year and get fired next season, if he can't make any progress.
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby Great58 on Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:09 pm

columbia wrote:My guess is that Torts will stick around for a year and get fired next season, if he can't make any progress.

Anyone know who's likely to take the GM role in Vancouver? But I tend to agree, with how hands-on the Vancouver ownership is, they'd have had to believe Torts was their guy when they hired him and he won't be automatically axed as having been "Gillis' guy".
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby Hugo Stiglitz on Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:20 pm

Great58 wrote:
columbia wrote:My guess is that Torts will stick around for a year and get fired next season, if he can't make any progress.

Anyone know who's likely to take the GM role in Vancouver? But I tend to agree, with how hands-on the Vancouver ownership is, they'd have had to believe Torts was their guy when they hired him and he won't be automatically axed as having been "Gillis' guy".


Linden I believe is going to be Team President, but not sure if that means he will also be the GM.
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby Hugo Stiglitz on Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:22 pm

columbia wrote:My guess is that Torts will stick around for a year and get fired next season, if he can't make any progress.


All the media around the nucks since the second half of the season has been hinting on a major overhaul.

That being said, I don't think Torts comes back.
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby FallenHero96 on Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:12 pm

I wonder how the GM change in Van will affect our deal for Ryan Kesler.
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby Hugo Stiglitz on Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:03 pm

FallenHero96 wrote:I wonder how the GM change in Van will affect our deal for Ryan Kesler.


I wouldn't count on Kessler coming here. Other teams will make much better offers.
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby mikey287 on Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:11 pm

You hear Bob Nicholson and Trevor Linden being involved here. I wonder if they go with a rookie GM with all this kerfuffle...I could see it happening if it's someone beloved by fans, like Trevor Linden was...but I'm not sure what they'll do right now...

I said midseason that this has the potential to get Calgary bad...here we go...
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby Factorial on Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:55 pm

No.
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby shmenguin on Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:10 pm

Pitts wrote:I'd say no way in H E double hockey sticks. Torts has now destroyed 2 once solid teams.


He helped the rangers over achieve. Nothing wrong with his tenure there.
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby canaan on Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:26 pm

Id rather have lavy
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby Kovy27 on Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:27 pm

canaan wrote:Id rather have lavy


This.

Torts wouldn't work here.
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:02 pm

shmenguin wrote:
Pitts wrote:I'd say no way in H E double hockey sticks. Torts has now destroyed 2 once solid teams.


He helped the rangers over achieve. Nothing wrong with his tenure there.

He has destroyed exactly 0 teams. He took the Bolts to a cup win and got way more than anyone should have been able to get out of the Rangers. The Canucks are a mess and none of their problems are coaching issues. People confuse whether they like someone's personality with what they have actually done.
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby GJ on Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:28 pm

Jacques Martin would be up next.
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby GSdrums87 on Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:46 pm

Hugo Stiglitz wrote:
FallenHero96 wrote:I wonder how the GM change in Van will affect our deal for Ryan Kesler.


I wouldn't count on Kessler coming here. Other teams will make much better offers.

Irrelevant. He has a no trade clause. He ultimately decides.
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby bhaw on Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:02 am

Idoit40fans wrote:I'd rather have him than Bylsma, but I don't think he's the coach for the Pens.


I'd rather have a sack of potatoes than Bylsma, so Torts would fit that criteria.

That said, I don't want him as our coach. He's high risk, high reward. If he comes in and does it right, he could be an awesome fit. But it's probably just as likely he comes in and makes Crosby want to leave Pittsburgh. Not really into a coin flip where you have a 50% shot of complete disaster.
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby Gaucho on Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:29 am

**** Torts
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby DelPen on Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:11 am

Absolutely not.

The only guys I would consider replacing Byslma with are Granato, Dave King or Laviolette. I'd even promotoe Jaques Martin before bringing in this clown.
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby Defence21 on Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:22 am

DelPen wrote:Absolutely not.

The only guys I would consider replacing Byslma with are Granato, Dave King or Laviolette. I'd even promotoe Jaques Martin before bringing in this clown.

No interest in Torts from me, but I also am not a big fan of replacing Bylsma internally. Granato has been here and is part of the coaching group that is being tuned out. Martin would be the exception, given that he's a newbie to the staff. Trotz, in my opinion, would be a home run and the logical/likely choice if he gets fired in Nashville, given the Shero connection. Laviolette and King would be on my list as well, but I feel King is a longshot, given that his name comes up basically every time the Penguins have an opening and yet he never is among the actual candidates.
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:57 am

If you people think this team likes to pack it in in the third, you'll be going crazy when Jacques Martin starts packing it in with a 1-0 lead in the first.
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby Antonio on Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:10 am

the only difference would be that under Martin, the team would actually be able to hold a 1 goal lead in the third.
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Re: Is Tortorella the next Penguins head coach?

Postby columbia on Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:45 am

MRandall25 wrote:If you people think this team likes to pack it in in the third, you'll be going crazy when Jacques Martin starts packing it in with a 1-0 lead in the first.


Bring it on.
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