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John Tortorella makes history doing something funny that no NHL coach has done before

Philadelphia Flyers head coach John Tortorella had scratched HIMSELF from last night’s game against the Ottawa Senators in Ottawa. Instead, assistant coach Brad Shaw lead the team and made post-game comments.
Tortorella and GM Daniel Briere ended up watching the game from the press box.

I’ve never heard of a coach doing something like this before, and the Flyers are so far out of contention this season that they might as well shake things up and try something new. To be honest, I find this refreshing, and I wonder if more coaches will try to think outside the box like Torts in the future.

The Senators ended up winning the game 5-4 in overtime over the Flyers.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
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