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Tortorella inviting player conflict?

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07:30 AM ET 08.07 | There's a new sheriff in town, and John Tortorella's reputation precedes him. Tortorella, a 2004 Stanley Cup winner with the Tampa Bay Lightning and for parts of five seasons coach of the New York Rangers, admits to knowing little about the players he's inheriting, other than [Chris Higgins], whom he coached for one season in New York. "I won't know them, they won't know me, until we get in that room and we start camp," Tortorella said. "That's where the interaction happens, that's where the coaching happens, that's where maybe sometimes there's conflict that comes into play and you find out about one another through some conflict, which is a very healthy thing in our game. ... Where there's conflict there's honesty. I think that's when you start finding out about one another."

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August 7, 2013  07:32 AM ET

This article doesn't even say which team he's coaching now.

August 7, 2013  07:33 AM ET

Lets see him get the sisters involved in conflict...

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August 7, 2013  08:41 AM ET

Torts is going to have the entire team in tears by the end of training camp.

August 7, 2013  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Torts is going to have the entire team in tears by the end of training camp.

If ever there was a "team" that needed a dose of Sherriff Three Fingers", it's this one

August 7, 2013  08:56 AM ET
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Once again...This is going to end well.

And soon.

August 7, 2013  09:01 AM ET
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Lets see him get the sisters involved in conflict...

Maybe tell them they cant wear the same clothes?

August 7, 2013  09:13 AM ET

Tortorella inviting player conflict?

Do you think he included those little RSVP envelopes?

August 7, 2013  09:16 AM ET
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Tortorella inviting player conflict?Do you think he included those little RSVP envelopes?

but placecard settings were tough....no one wanted to sit on the corners of the table

August 7, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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but placecard settings were tough....no one wanted to sit on the corners of the table

You think that's tough? Try finding a Best Man. :-)

August 7, 2013  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Maybe tell them they cant wear the same clothes?

Or share underwear...

August 7, 2013  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

You think that's tough? Try finding a Best Man. :-)

and the waiter keeps walking by the table of defencemen

August 7, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Once again...This is going to end well.

Be fun to watch this all year.

August 7, 2013  09:44 AM ET

Buckle up 'Nucks. You guys are in for a long, interesting season. Sedins better pack earplugs and brass knuckles, cause the times, they are a changing.

August 7, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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and the waiter keeps walking by the table of defencemen

Edler stopped him with a little knee-on-knee hit.

Of course, he was suspended for two toasts.

August 7, 2013  09:54 AM ET

Kind of sounds the old Hate the drill instructor, stick together routine,

August 7, 2013  10:13 AM ET
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Maybe tell them they cant wear the same clothes?

Nothing looks more gooberish than when they try to look identical.

Except maybe those two ridiculous green men...

August 7, 2013  10:15 AM ET
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Be fun to watch this all year.

I've got my popcorn ready.

August 7, 2013  10:23 AM ET
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Except maybe those two ridiculous green men...

Imagine Lord Irk and Dwafus Horribilius as those two idiots?

(this edition of "visuals we don't ever need" brought to you cheerfully by Spiny Norman)

 
August 7, 2013  10:26 AM ET
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Imagine Lord Irk and Dwafus Horribilius as those two idiots?

(this edition of "visuals we don't ever need" brought to you cheerfully by Spiny Norman)

Thanks for that Spiny. You brought the whole package.

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