Exactly. But that fact seems to be being conveniently ignored.
Some of the fights were clearly agreed upon before face-off. I doubt that would have happened if the 1st line was out. Regardless, yes Tortorella's hand was forced. Nothing might have happened to his first liners if he iced them (heck, the could've scored, drawn a harmless penalty etc.) but he couldn't take that risk. But for him to act so angry on the ice, and then go completely ballistic 3 hours later at the end of the game is ridiculous. If this happened in the NBA, you guys would have been calling them (all of the players, not just the coach) thugs. Torts needs to be suspended.
Last edited by TheSituation: 01-19-2014 at 08:54 AM.