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John Tortorella defends Sedin twins

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09:15 AM ET 11.02 | The at-times bombastic John Tortorella, who has been pretty reserved out here on the left coast, finally couldn't bite his tongue anymore concerning all the Sedin bashing that has gone on over the years. And, moments after the twins held a press conference to announce their new deals, a feisty yet composed Tortorella lashed out at all those critics. "I'm not sure who started it, but I'm sure there are a couple of know-it-alls out there who always talk about it," Tortorella said. "But they don't have a clue what these guys are about. "In our league, I think we act like idiots sometimes when that (stuff) sticks with them after you watch them play. "I've been dying to talk about that. These aren't soft people. These aren't soft players. I've had the honour, in this short time, to be with them, up close and personal and see how hard they work and see what they do on the ice. "It pisses me off, the reputation that's still out there. It's so undeserving and so disrespectful."

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November 2, 2013  09:37 AM ET

Wait a minute the face looks familiar but I just can't connect the words with the face. Is he the same guy who used to coach the Rangers?

November 2, 2013  09:58 AM ET

"John Tortorella defends Sedin twins"

We always knew they can't stand up for themselves but .... this is too much.

November 2, 2013  10:45 AM ET

Let's hope he's right.....for tonight anyway. :-)

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November 2, 2013  11:19 AM ET

Maybe that's what the twins needed, a father figure. But the Canucks are playing in a tough West this year it looks like, so it's going to take more than those two to carry the team.

November 2, 2013  11:23 AM ET
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Nice contracts.

And Celine wants 7.1 for 7? LMFAO

November 2, 2013  11:30 AM ET

Wait till the playoffs.

Les Soeurs..

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November 2, 2013  12:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Wait till the playoffs.Les Soeurs..

LES SOEURS DE LA CHARIT???

November 2, 2013  12:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Wait till the playoffs.Les Soeurs..

Hi Hank, I'm soberly ( and sadly thus) thinking they'll begin tanking just about any minute now - prepping for the Eur-Olays. Along with just about any of The Rus, that posess any kind of a hockey rep (excludiing The Datsyuk of course - just not in his blood to do).

November 2, 2013  01:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Let's hope he's right.....for tonight anyway. :-)

Stop it!

We are probably gonna see 40+ shots again......there isn't a goalie that can save that many shots every night.......or is there? ;)

We shall see! I'm gonna stop pullin for your Wings Canuck! Be nice!

November 2, 2013  01:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Wait till the playoffs.Les Soeurs..

Yes oh yes, and Tortz will be in fine form then I'm sure.....

November 2, 2013  06:44 PM ET
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"John Tortorella defends Sedin twins"We always knew they can't stand up for themselves but .... this is too much.

He also promised that the next time that meanie Marchand starts to give little pops to Daniel's head, he'll jump the boards and give him the three finger death punch.

 
November 2, 2013  11:56 PM ET

How old is that pic?

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