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Tortorella crushed by fractured relationship

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07:23 AM ET 10.03 | For those wondering, of course John Tortorella is capable of heartache. [Tortorella] and Brad Richards won a Stanley Cup together with the Lightning, but their time together with the Rangers ended with the star center benched. Tortorella told TSN the deterioration of that relationship was the only regret he had from his time with the Rangers, which ended in his firing at the end of last season. "It kills me. It kills me," Tortorella, now the coach of the Canucks, said in a one-on-one interview. "That kid there ... that kid there, I grew up with him. I learned a lot from him in Tampa. We grew up together in Tampa. I don't know where [the relationship] went -- see, now you got me talking about him -- but yeah, it's been damaged." The two reportedly have not spoken since Tortorella was fired.

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October 3, 2013  08:59 AM ET

And in a related story during study hall Becky told Julie they weren't BFFs anymore.

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October 3, 2013  09:21 AM ET

Distance makes the heart grow fonder.

October 3, 2013  09:24 AM ET

Under that nasty, tough, hard-nosed exterior Torts is a.........well, let's just say soft.

October 3, 2013  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Distance makes the heart grow fonder.

Usually for someone else......

October 3, 2013  09:38 AM ET

"Tortorella crushed by fractured relationship"


"Hello! John? ..... Yes! Hi! .... This is Dr. Phil...."

October 3, 2013  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Under that nasty, tough, hard-nosed exterior Torts is a.........well, let's just say soft.

You must be talking about his liver or something.

October 3, 2013  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

You must be talking about his liver or something.

Little further north. Between the ears.............?

October 3, 2013  11:11 AM ET

Flowers are always a nice touch , add in a sentimental little card..........Dear BraddyBear...

October 3, 2013  11:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Under that nasty, tough, hard-nosed exterior Torts is a.........well, let's just say soft.

Bad luck to your Boys tonight Slappy The Mighty Flames commence the miracle Cup run this eve

October 3, 2013  11:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Little further north. Between the ears.............?

LOL

October 3, 2013  11:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Bad luck to your Boys tonight Slappy The Mighty Flames commence the miracle Cup run this eve

:-)

October 3, 2013  11:35 AM ET

Pee-ewe-k !! Who's the drama quennie, Toto. Stuff like this, is really 'doing it' for the Can'tucks I'll bet.

October 3, 2013  11:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Bad luck to your Boys tonight Slappy The Mighty Flames commence the miracle Cup run this eve

Thanks HC. Believe me I'm worried.

October 3, 2013  11:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Bad luck to your Boys tonight Slappy The Mighty Flames commence the miracle Cup run this eve

Here's my best shot HC - the Flam-boys don't stand a chance tonight ( same goes for the Shucks) - put 1 in the loss column for them both already. Hartley should dress three goalies, and change them over in rotation every time they have a commercial/ice-cleaning break - keep'em from getting too shelled-shocked.

Thank me later.

October 3, 2013  11:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Here's my best shot HC - the Flam-boys don't stand a chance tonight ( same goes for the Shucks) - put 1 in the loss column for them both already. Hartley should dress three goalies, and change them over in rotation every time they have a commercial/ice-cleaning break - keep'em from getting too shelled-shocked. Thank me later.

I think (hope) your analysis is right on OT. I feel a bit more confident now.

October 3, 2013  11:56 AM ET
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Thanks HC. Believe me I'm worried.

Your local whiskey spots should rejoice , Burian Royal Blusterbag of Booze is reported to be travelling with the Team. Who do you have that"s borderline NHL worthy playing on the 3 rd line ? I anticipate Buhrian making a deal for that guy for Sven Baertschi at any moment.

October 3, 2013  11:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Here's my best shot HC - the Flam-boys don't stand a chance tonight ( same goes for the Shucks) - put 1 in the loss column for them both already. Hartley should dress three goalies, and change them over in rotation every time they have a commercial/ice-cleaning break - keep'em from getting too shelled-shocked. Thank me later.

Ouch ! .........still bracing myself for the actual watching of it tonight ........chickening out and waiting for SportsCentre lowlights tomorrow am is still an option on the table.

October 3, 2013  12:06 PM ET

It's in the stars already... jus' gotta worry about the stripes. I'm batting .1000 so far - MLs 2 and 0.

 
October 3, 2013  12:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Distance makes the heart grow fonder.

So you're saying there is a chance the Roy and Boudreau can spend the summer at Yellowstone?

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