There briefly was speculation that Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman might be looking at John Tortorella as the club’s next coach. The thinking that Tortorella’s take-no-prisoners appraoch would bring a halt to any sort of complacency among the Red Wings players.
Instead, the Philadelphia Flyers were opting to hire Tortorella, and one thing is certain – he’s aiming to shake things up.
Elliotte Friedman thinks there will be a lot of pressure on Philadelphia early in the season.
John Tortorella has already warned the players he’ll “have no hesitation leaving people behind.”
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Tortorella is talking plenty about the toxic environment he’s heard was in existence inside the Flyers locker room. And how he won’t be standing for any kind of country-club environment on his watch.
The Flyers knew they weren’t getting a shrinking violet when they brought in Tortorella. so far, he’s giving no indication that he’s changing his stripes.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Former Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser will be attending the training camp of the Vancouver Canucks on a PTO
- Detroit GM Steve Yzerman believes to succeed in today’s NHL, a team requires two capable netminders
- Marco Kasper, the 2022 first-round pick of the Red Wings, continues to be a shinng star for Rogle of the SHL
- The Red Wings will be appearing on 14 national broadcasts this season between TNT and ESPN
Hockey Now Network:
Pittsburgh: Former Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese will be attending the training camp of the Toronto Maple Leafs on a PTO. Pittsburgh Penguins
Boston: What can the Bruins expect this season from forward Charlie Coyle? Boston Bruins
Islanders: The infamous fisherman logo is apparently going to be making a return to the front of the Islanders’ jersey. New York Islanders
Washington: Rookie Alexander Suzdalev might be a player to watch when the Capitals open training camp. Washington Capitals
Florida: Justin Sourdif won a contract with his performance in last season’s Panthers rookei camp. He’ll be looking to show he’s ready for the big club at this year’s camp. Florida Panthers
San Jose: If he makes the San Jose Sharks, Thomas Bordeleau will be a third-generation NHLer. San Jose Sharks
Colorado: Is this the year that Martin Kaut makes his mark with the Avalanche. Colorado Avalanche
Vegas: Golden Knights forward Brendan Brisson can’t get over the fact that people will be collecting his NHL rookie card this season. Vegas Golden Knights
Vancouver: Mike Yeo, who finished last season as coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, will work this season as an assistant coach with the Canucks. Vancouver Canucks
Montreal: Canadiens forward Jonathan Drouin is changing to the No. 27 once worn by Hall of Famer Frank Mahovlich. Montreal Canadiens
Calgary: Flames forward Adam Ruzicka is suggesting that one of the reasons why Matthew Tkachuk wanted out of Calgary was because he sought to be the team captain. Calgary Flames