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Tortorella keeping one secret from David Booth

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07:30 AM ET 10.10 | There are some things one cannot "un-say," as it were, and John Tortorella offered up one of those lines Wednesday in referring to David Booth as a "weird dude." Booth was going to play earlier in the preseason but the team held him out when his groin was sore. Tortorella was asked if the team did that to protect the Booth from himself. At that point, Tortorella started to dig. "Yeah, he's a weird dude," the coach quipped. He then added: "We just don't want him to be in and out (of the lineup). The coach then went on to point out how "weird" was a positive thing. "It's good to have weird dudes." ... "I like his personality. I think he's inquisitive. I think he sees the game in different ways. I'm not crazy about him ... I'll leave that one alone."

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October 10, 2013  08:05 AM ET

Torts would have loved the Bruins circa 1972, not to mention the Broad Street Bullies.

Whole teams of "weird dudes"

October 10, 2013  09:25 AM ET

"Yeah, he's a weird dude," the coach quipped.

Is he thinking of changing his name to kiosk?

October 10, 2013  09:35 AM ET

Torts: "Yeah, he's a weird dude."

Translation: "Yeah, dude's always hurt."

October 10, 2013  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Torts would have loved the Bruins circa 1972, not to mention the Broad Street Bullies.Whole teams of "weird dudes"

indeed....

October 10, 2013  09:37 AM ET

Tortorella keeping one secret from David Booth

the secret is where he is going to put those three fingers if Booth doesn't play well

October 10, 2013  09:50 AM ET

Much adieu about less than nothing. And, if anybody knows about "weird dudes" it's Torts.

October 10, 2013  10:09 AM ET

imagine Torts with say....Derek Sanderson?

October 10, 2013  10:31 AM ET

"Tortorella keeping one secret from David Booth"

He's just not going to tell him which three fingers he's going to use, is he?

October 10, 2013  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Whole teams of "weird dudes"

I wonder then, what does he really thing of the Sedin sisters?

October 10, 2013  10:37 AM ET

He declined the three fingers and instead brought along one of his favorite toys......

October 10, 2013  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

imagine Torts with say....Derek Sanderson?

And didn't he have Avery?

October 10, 2013  11:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

And didn't he have Avery?

more than once I believe

October 10, 2013  12:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

He declined the three fingers and instead brought along one of his favorite toys......

.... a heavy duty reciprocating saw?

October 10, 2013  12:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Torts would have loved the Bruins circa 1972, not to mention the Broad Street Bullies.Whole teams of "weird dudes"

Wonder how he would have described Derrek Sanderson?

October 10, 2013  12:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

imagine Torts with say....Derek Sanderson?

Didn't read all the way down. Sorry. Great minds think alike though. Also shows how old we are.

October 10, 2013  01:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Didn't read all the way down. Sorry. Great minds think alike though. Also shows how old we are.

Old You are=fixed:)

October 10, 2013  01:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Didn't read all the way down. Sorry. Great minds think alike though. Also shows how old we are.

No kidding. And Derek was the first name that popped into my head when I read "weird dudes"

October 10, 2013  01:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

more than once I believe

LOL - in the coachie sense , or the steam bath snuggle sense ?

October 10, 2013  02:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

No kidding. And Derek was the first name that popped into my head when I read "weird dudes"

When he got a huge contract with the WHL he said something to the effect that, "People used to say that I'm crazy, but now that I'm rich, they call me eccentric."

 
October 10, 2013  04:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Torts would have loved the Bruins circa 1972, not to mention the Broad Street Bullies.Whole teams of "weird dudes"

Nice!

I wish he would shut it, or blow his top. Stop creating drama.......I mean your in Vancouver so have at her!

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