Thread: Larry Brooks: Tortorella defends Johnny Maclean
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01-23-2011, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Jonathan. View Post
Seems like a complete ***** for saying that. What a *********. It's one thing for fans to do it, but a professional coach?

Learn some tact. Came off as a stereotypical French Canadian with an attitude problem.
Eh, I don't think it's that big of a deal. The comment doesn't seem like it was made with the intent to put down MacLean, but rather to compliment Lemaire. Obviously, he could have chosen a different way to do that, but I'm going to chalk it up to an honest mistake from a guy who, other than this isolated incident, has only done things that make him seem like a very, very intelligent guy (and I'm not exactly a big fan of French-Canadian coaches in general).

Also, I admire his standing up for MacLean, who did not deserve to be thrown under the bus, but Johnny Cakes isn't exactly one to be giving anyone lessons on tact and professionalism.

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