Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Forum for hockey posts that are not Penguins-related.

Moderators: Three Stars, dagny, pfim, netwolf

Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Postby brwi on Fri May 17, 2013 9:55 am

http://espn.go.com/nhl/playoffs/2013/st ... tortorella

Just really embarrassing. It's a shame Oates has the same lack of class that the sorry franchise of underachieving losers known as the Capitals have had for years, and he's only been there one season. Didn't take long for him to drink the Kool-Aid.

For the record, I think Torts beats him senseless in a fight. Oates would be too busy trying to pass off his punches to a third person instead of fighting.
brwi
NHL Healthy Scratch
NHL Healthy Scratch
 
Posts: 11,135
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:36 am

Re: Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Postby Troy Loney on Fri May 17, 2013 10:02 am

Sounds like the talk show people egged him on a bit about "beating him up".
Troy Loney
NHL Third Liner
NHL Third Liner
 
Posts: 28,245
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:10 am
Location: Pittsburgh

Re: Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Postby SolidSnake on Fri May 17, 2013 10:03 am

Torts would trigger his inner Fonzie and then it'd be all over for Oates
SolidSnake
NHL Fourth Liner
NHL Fourth Liner
 
Posts: 19,510
Joined: Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:41 pm
Location: Why the hell are you dressed like a chicken?

Re: Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri May 17, 2013 10:05 am

I'm pretty sure Tortorella would ruin lives.
Idoit40fans
NHL Third Liner
NHL Third Liner
 
Posts: 53,970
Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:42 pm
Location: I'm sorry you feel that way

Re: Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Postby Fast B on Fri May 17, 2013 10:24 am

Troy Loney wrote:Sounds like the talk show people egged him on a bit about "beating him up".


This, but Oates probably should have been the adult here.
Fast B
AHL'er
AHL'er
 
Posts: 4,892
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:36 pm
Location: San Mateo, CA

Re: Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Postby brwi on Fri May 17, 2013 10:24 am

Troy Loney wrote:Sounds like the talk show people egged him on a bit about "beating him up".


Yeah, they did. Still, try and be the bigger person here than that. Of course, when your GM and AO are still whining on and on after LOSING yet again, seems like Oates fits right into that culture.
Last edited by brwi on Fri May 17, 2013 12:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
brwi
NHL Healthy Scratch
NHL Healthy Scratch
 
Posts: 11,135
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:36 am

Re: Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri May 17, 2013 10:27 am

brwi wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:Sounds like the talk show people egged him on a bit about "beating him up".


Yeah, they did. Still, try and be the bigger person here than that. Of course, when you're GM and AO are still whining on and on after LOSING yet again, seems like Oates fits right into that culture.


I actually think they're all just fitting into the Owner's culture. My employees are all perfect.
Idoit40fans
NHL Third Liner
NHL Third Liner
 
Posts: 53,970
Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:42 pm
Location: I'm sorry you feel that way

Re: Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Postby Henry Hank on Fri May 17, 2013 11:07 am

Don't forget that Oates spent a big chunk of his career playing for the Capitals so he's already been well versed in the culture there before becoming coach.
Henry Hank
NHL Healthy Scratch
NHL Healthy Scratch
 
Posts: 12,480
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:31 pm

Re: Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Postby CERV96 on Fri May 17, 2013 11:27 am

Jerry Jerry Jerry!
CERV96
AHL Hall of Famer
AHL Hall of Famer
 
Posts: 8,667
Joined: Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:49 pm
Location: It's poop again!

Re: Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Postby Pitts on Fri May 17, 2013 11:34 am

"We've got everybody and their brother whining out there in Washington about what happened in that series," Tortorella said. "And I think that's a big reason they lose that series."


Perfectly summed up.
Pitts
NHL Fourth Liner
NHL Fourth Liner
 
Posts: 18,902
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:22 am
Location: Working ....

Re: Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Postby dbizzle66 on Fri May 17, 2013 11:39 am

Pitts wrote:
"We've got everybody and their brother whining out there in Washington about what happened in that series," Tortorella said. "And I think that's a big reason they lose that series."


Perfectly summed up.


Shows what a hypocrite Torts is though - all he does is whine.
dbizzle66
ECHL'er
ECHL'er
 
Posts: 506
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:57 pm

Re: Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Postby Pitts on Fri May 17, 2013 11:43 am

I don't know, he's not like Bryan Murray level, or Caps ENTIRE organization level. I always thought Torts simply calls it as he sees it and doesn't care what you think.
Pitts
NHL Fourth Liner
NHL Fourth Liner
 
Posts: 18,902
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:22 am
Location: Working ....

Re: Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Postby dbizzle66 on Fri May 17, 2013 11:47 am

Pitts wrote:I don't know, he's not like Bryan Murray level, or Caps ENTIRE organization level. I always thought Torts simply calls it as he sees it and doesn't care what you think.


I know, but remember when he whined about Crosby and malkin being protected by the refs ?
dbizzle66
ECHL'er
ECHL'er
 
Posts: 506
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:57 pm

Re: Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri May 17, 2013 11:53 am

Wasn't he calling them arrogant whiners?
Idoit40fans
NHL Third Liner
NHL Third Liner
 
Posts: 53,970
Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:42 pm
Location: I'm sorry you feel that way

Re: Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Postby brwi on Fri May 17, 2013 6:05 pm

How about a triple-threat death match in a steel cage with Torts vs. Oates vs. Larry Brooks? Only this time, never unlock the cage. Ever.

"3 go in......none comes out!"
brwi
NHL Healthy Scratch
NHL Healthy Scratch
 
Posts: 11,135
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:36 am

Re: Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Postby shmenguin on Fri May 17, 2013 7:11 pm

Up until his hissy fit against Pittsburgh last year, I usually agreed with everything tortorella said. But after that, he can't recover.
shmenguin
NHL Fourth Liner
NHL Fourth Liner
 
Posts: 23,639
Joined: Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:34 pm

Re: Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Postby Mr. Colby on Fri May 17, 2013 10:02 pm

Torts is nothing but an attention whore

Yeah we get it John, the media annoys you
Mr. Colby
AHL Hall of Famer
AHL Hall of Famer
 
Posts: 8,881
Joined: Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:33 pm
Location: Born and Raised in Kent Manderville

Re: Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri May 17, 2013 10:34 pm

Well he's a little more than that. He's a cup winner and therefore should never be second guessed.
Idoit40fans
NHL Third Liner
NHL Third Liner
 
Posts: 53,970
Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:42 pm
Location: I'm sorry you feel that way

Re: Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Postby RxBandit66 on Fri May 17, 2013 10:37 pm

Mr. Colby wrote:Torts is nothing but an attention whore

Yeah we get it John, the media annoys you


Exactly. He's a perfect fit for New York.
RxBandit66
AHL All-Star
AHL All-Star
 
Posts: 6,048
Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:49 am
Location: Kittanning

Re: Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Postby littlemoonboot on Sat May 18, 2013 5:52 am

Why did they ask Oates if he could beat up Torts, anyway? Sheesh. Cool story, media.

And I really don't see where Torts was wrong in what he said, either.
littlemoonboot
NHL Healthy Scratch
NHL Healthy Scratch
 
Posts: 11,527
Joined: Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:04 pm
Location: @burgyhockey

Re: Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Postby DelPen on Sat May 18, 2013 6:35 am

Torts does it for a reason because somehow calling the refs inept and favoring the other team causes them to favor you.

I don't see whining from the ownership and players, there's the occasional accusations of display but that's again posturing, to whining.
DelPen
NHL Third Liner
NHL Third Liner
 
Posts: 34,931
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 8:27 am
Location: Lake Wylie, SC

Re: Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Postby Tim Thomasen on Sat May 18, 2013 7:02 am

Idoit40fans wrote:Well he's a little more than that. He's a cup winner and therefore should never be second guessed.


If he say or do things that's questionable then you deserve to be second guessed cup winning coach or not.
Tim Thomasen
ECHL'er
ECHL'er
 
Posts: 986
Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:33 pm
Location: You know, it's just not death with dignity if there's an Estevez in the room

Re: Adam Oates thinks he can whup Torts

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sat May 18, 2013 7:34 am

RxBandit66 wrote:
Mr. Colby wrote:Torts is nothing but an attention whore

Yeah we get it John, the media annoys you


Exactly. He's a perfect fit for New York.


The NY media is quite a bit more intense than elsewhere. For every mic you have thrust in your face in Pittsburgh, you have six or seven in NY.

However I will agree that NY'ers are constantly paranoid and annoyed.
ExPatriatePen
NHL Fourth Liner
NHL Fourth Liner
 
Posts: 22,691
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:57 pm
Location: Source, Destination, Protocol, Port, size, sequence number, check sum... Yep, that about covers it.


Return to NPR

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


e-mail