Around the League: Torts Goes Hulk Mode
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01-20-2014, 03:18 PM
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People are pretty ignorant in their near sighted cause-and-effect.
Hartley isnt a moron. He saw the Canucks western road trip... saw the thuggery...saw the 8 losses in 9 games...saw the call ups... knew the players... and knows the antics and history of Torts to make a scene on home ice.
Now if you dont take into account all the crap that happened during the Western trip than dont comment. Hartley, like any good coach, weighed the likely scenarios.
As Hartley already stated... VANCOUVER HAS THE LUXURY of last change. He does not. Last game they (van and cal) played has some heat and its safe to say Torts wasnt going to be a friendly host after that road trip.
Torts doesnt have to respond with his 4th line... nor his 1st. Last time i checked they have 4 lines.
To me Hartley knew what would happen and Torts had his excuse.
Anyone complaining about Hartley ... needs to do what Torts recommends... know the coach. Ask NJ about Torts opening lineups.
the line brawl isnt even a big deal...but dont be a child...it is definitely Torts fault and Hartley was ready for what Torts history shows he was going to do anyways.
Obviously people didnt pay attention to the Canucks road trip or the previous game where Hanzal pretty much used his stick to destroy 3 Nucks in response to what he felt were their gooning antics.
WHAT IS a big deal is Torts could have been beaten to death in that hallway. I **** you not. That was a more dangerous situation than people know. He is lucky alot of cooler heads were there.
In the history of hockey its the off ice incidents that usually lead to people in comas and dying.
wake up. Torts better turn down his drama dial
ONLY A MORON coach would walk into GM place, look at video of the Canucks road swing, look at the Canucks call ups, know the history of the last flames-nucks meeting... know Torts' history for taking the spotlight and being a dramatic moron because he wants to be that role... and then throw out his 1st line. HAHAHA get a brain.
Good post, I don't feel the need to add much, but one thing that really caught my attention the other night was Bieksa.
PJ Stock was even mentioning how much or a hero Bieksa was for taking that face-off for the kid blah blah blah.
I thought it was just ridiculous how Bieksa opted out of the fight with McGratton as quickly as he could and then went directly to a Calgary rookie and started a fight.
Bieksa is anything but a hero, the guy is a ****in loser from the get-go and him playing the pacifist against McGratton and then looking for an easy target is as cowardly as it gets.
Just another video of how to start a fight "Canuck style" - don't let them see you coming.
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