WOW | John Tortorella marks history with a new coaching technique

Published March 30, 2023 at 4:51 PM

Despite coaching over 1450 NHL games, veteran coach John Tortorella still has some tricks up his sleeve. In an unprecedented move, Tortorella has opted to healthy scratch himself from behind the bench for the first time in coaching history.

Instead, Tortorella will be watching the game from the press box with new General Manager Daniel Briere. This unique approach will allow Tortorella and Briere to discuss the team and potential moves that need to be made, which is a departure from the usual post-game or off-day conversations.

''John Tortorella will not be behind the bench tonight for PHI @ OTT. Brad Shaw will run the bench.

Tortorella decided to watch from the press box with Danny Briere to 1) get the perspective of watching from up top and 2) give Shaw the chance to coach the bench.

Brad Shaw will also be answering questions, postgame, so tune in if you want to hear his perspective.''

It remains to be seen what conclusion these two will come to regarding the direction of the Flyers, but it appears that no one is safe. It will be interesting to see how this new approach to team management pans out.

March 30   |   105 answers
WOW | John Tortorella marks history with a new coaching technique

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