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Tortorella calling out his GM?

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07:36 AM ET 02.04 | Welcome back to the fray, John Tortorella. One game into his return as head coach following a 15-day suspension, Tortorella watched the Canucks lose again, this time 2-0 to the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. After the game, Tortorella not so subtly hinted that changes need to be made and more than just the pre-game deal that sent winger Dale Weise to the Montreal Canadiens for defenceman Raphael Diaz. "We need to change the complexion of our hockey club, either with our play or with different people because we looked like a slow hockey team tonight," Tortorella said. "We are going to keep banging away to try and get better, but I tell you it is very frustrating to see the same looks. It worries me, I'll leave it that. It really worries me." Over to you, Mike Gillis.

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February 4, 2014  07:54 AM ET

Never in doubt what's on his mind.

February 4, 2014  08:13 AM ET

Who thought the Canucks roster matched Tortorella's playing style before he was hired there?

February 4, 2014  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Who thought the Canucks roster matched Tortorella's playing style before he was hired there?

Huh? Wha? Is that relevant?

*snickering at VAN front office*

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February 4, 2014  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

This team is screwed.

LOL - Nice avatar. :O)

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February 4, 2014  09:18 AM ET

"Over to you, Mike Gillis."

"Over to me? OK, Torts! You're fired!"

How's that?

February 4, 2014  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Who thought the Canucks roster matched Tortorella's playing style before he was hired there?

my very thought when i heard they'd hired him

February 4, 2014  09:20 AM ET

Most excellent.

February 4, 2014  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Never in doubt what's on his mind.

Nothing like pissing off your GM if you want your arse fired. Sounds to me like he wants out of Vancouver.

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February 4, 2014  09:34 AM ET
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Nothing like pissing off your GM if you want your arse fired. Sounds to me like he wants out of Vancouver.

Why would he want out of the sun and fun capital of Canada?

I think he was brought in to light a fire under the team, but it seems like most are wearing asbestos panties and they want no parts of it. Whatever you else you say about Torts, he can see the handwriting on the wall.

February 4, 2014  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Why would he want out of the sun and fun capital of Canada?

He hates Asians.

February 4, 2014  09:52 AM ET

going to keep banging away, but I tell you it is very frustrating to see the same looks.

Hockey? Or the life of a married man?

February 4, 2014  10:12 AM ET

Well that was one way to get a Howard win. (slap, slap) "Wake UP. Get up and get out there, Gus just barfed in the locker room''.

February 4, 2014  10:14 AM ET
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going to keep banging away, but I tell you it is very frustrating to see the same looks.Hockey? Or the life of a married man?

Then the buzzing going on in the bathroom:)

February 4, 2014  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Who thought the Canucks roster matched Tortorella's playing style before he was hired there?

Not even close to being a Torts-like team when he got there. Gillis has been the big disappointment, this is his team now and what has he done so far, brought in Derek Roy as a failed rent-a-player and now the Diaz deal with Montreal. That's pretty much about it. Impressive, huh?

February 4, 2014  10:19 AM ET
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going to keep banging away, but I tell you it is very frustrating to see the same looks. Hockey? Or the life of a married man?

Lol, ya I was confused too.

February 4, 2014  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Well that was one way to get a Howard win. (slap, slap) "Wake UP. Get up and get out there, Gus just barfed in the locker room''.

Is "dizzy" reported as an out-of-body injury?

 
February 4, 2014  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

... what has he done so far, brought in Derek Roy as a failed rent-a-player and now the Diaz deal with Montreal. That's pretty much about it.

Oh wait, I forgot about the Schneider to NJ deal for a draft pick. If Horvat eventually works out (he being the draft pick) I'm sure Gillis will be long gone by then.

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