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Tortorella rips shot-blocking 'idiot' critics

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08:20 AM ET 05.31 | For those who believe blocking shots is more a path to injury than Stanley Cup, John Tortorella has a word for you. [Tortorella] blasted the media for criticizing his team's shot-blocking ability. "I think the people that are writing about us with our shot blocking ... I think they're idiots," Tortorella said Wednesday during an interview on ESPN NewYork 98.7's "The Michael Kay Show." "I think they're disrespecting our players. I think they're disrespecting our team. We don't sit in our meetings and say forget about carrying the puck and trying to score a goal and make a play, let's just block shots all night long." ... "It really [ticks] me off."

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May 31, 2012  08:29 AM ET

Who is NOT an "idiot" to Solomon, errrr, Torts?

May 31, 2012  08:49 AM ET

The word 'decompress' is not in Torts vocabulary.

May 31, 2012  08:52 AM ET
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The word 'decompress' is not in Torts vocabulary.

true, but if you read the piece, what he says is kind of correct...but he does need to dial down just a few notches
I can't believe it's from ESPN, it's intelligent and insightful. ESPN usually cherishes all but both of those qualities

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May 31, 2012  09:08 AM ET
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Loser coaches usually shut up after their team's been eliminated.This one shut up while his team was still in the running, then opens his mouth after his team's been eliminated. Classy.

Nice to see you back Danny.

How long did you wait on the sidewalk for Burkie's promised parade?

May 31, 2012  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Loser coaches usually shut up after their team's been eliminated.This one shut up while his team was still in the running, then opens his mouth after his team's been eliminated. Classy.

It's nice to see that you took some time off to 'decompress'.

May 31, 2012  09:12 AM ET

Honestly now, did you expect anything else from Torts?

May 31, 2012  09:14 AM ET

Thankfully with have this article instead of something about the potential retiremement announcement from one of the greatest Dmen ever.

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May 31, 2012  09:20 AM ET
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Thankfully with have this article instead of something about the potential retiremement announcement from one of the greatest Dmen ever.

I believe I made that point in the Pronger thread my friend....I agree
And who needs to read about that pesky CBA expiring....Torts is po'd at someone

May 31, 2012  09:20 AM ET
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It's supposed to be the Summer of Brian!

wewease wodewick

May 31, 2012  09:21 AM ET

He's the authority on disrespecting players, no doubt.

Sorry, Spiny for your team's loss.

Go Kings!

May 31, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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Loser coaches usually shut up after their team's been eliminated.This one shut up while his team was still in the running, then opens his mouth after his team's been eliminated. Classy.

Danny Limes!

Where you been brotha?

May 31, 2012  09:29 AM ET

He has a very valid point. Read all the stupidity written by such knowledgeable writers as Flip Bondy and Larry Brooks......and you will begin to understand Torts.

Anyway....topic of today....Holy Fayne!!!!!!!

May 31, 2012  09:30 AM ET
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Thankfully with have this article instead of something about the potential retiremement announcement from one of the greatest Dmen ever.

That's because the insightful T&R interns know that the Lidstrom story isn't over yet. They are waiting for the inevitable "Is he or isn't he retiring" stories to pop up.

May 31, 2012  09:30 AM ET
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Who said we've stopped waiting? He just started handing out iPads to help us pass the time.

LOL - If you're there for the long run you'd better send Canada Post a change of address form.

May 31, 2012  09:30 AM ET
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It's supposed to be the Summer of Brian!

Does it come with a block of cheese?

May 31, 2012  09:31 AM ET
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He has a very valid point. Read all the stupidity written by such knowledgeable writers as Flip Bondy and Larry Brooks......and you will begin to understand Torts.Anyway....topic of today....Holy Fayne!!!!!!!

He is going to see that open net in his nightmares if the Devils don't win the Cup.

 
May 31, 2012  09:32 AM ET

I dunno - I just like the guy. And hey most of the media are idiots.

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