COMPLETELY agree with Torts, and on his side. I was unhappy that Snow/Cappy did not use similar language last February after the brawl. They had to know they would be fined anyway and the facts, and the truth about the Penguins and the preferential treatment they get from the NHL has to be illuminated.
1 problem lucas.. the nhl posted on their own twitter account his comments after the game.. the NHL posted them.. the nhl has aired the rant on nhl network a number of times.. its not damaging them at all... they took hsi words plastered over the nhl media adn then fined him for calling out the pens... double standard
torts like lavy and we were last year are in the right, and the pens are still in the wrong... the double standard is causing these incidents.. 3 of the other 4 teams in this division have been fined for actions on and off the ice vs the pens.. while the pens got off scott free every time.. clear cut double standard...
i guess the nhl isnt homogenic either. I agree that the possibility of double standards requires looking into, but i dont think a mad, insult swinging and crazed torts is the person to do it. He has no class...
I really never thought much about the prejudices of betman or the discipline guys, but i did think the fine to the islanders was pretty strange considering the involvement of numerous pens that night. Enough to raise suspicions, but no more.
the rangers head coach likes to tell everyone to shut up. perhaps he should take his own advice.
Came to post this. Its quite hypocritical for him to call ANYONE a whiner. All this guy does is ***** & moan about: refs, the other coach, the other team, the other organization. I love to see him pissed off and whining.
The “arrogance” of the Pittsburgh ownership to which Tortorella referred is a sense of entitlement bestowed upon it by a league that appears more invested in protecting the Penguins than opponents who might be injured as a result of reckless plays that somehow always are deemed accidental or not worthy of NHL sanction.
It always has been inexplicable NBC would have wanted Mike Milbury, someone whose idea of analysis is invariably to dive straight to the bottom and engage in character assassination and attack on an individual’s manhood, as its representative.
But the network never one time flinched until this week, when Milbury had the audacity to defame Crosby, Malkin and the Penguins the way he has built a TV career defaming Jaromir Jagr, Alex Ovechkin, Daniel and Henrik Sedin ... uh, maybe there’s a pattern?
The network, and by extension, the league, was fine with years of ridicule and personal attack over its own airwaves, but when Milbury dared to similarly bottom-feed on the Penguins and Crosby in a radio interview, no less, whoa boy, enough was enough.
An apology was coerced and Milbury conveniently will not be among the participants in tomorrow’s joint network and league conference call (“Uh, Mike, did you mean it when you called Crosby a ‘punk’ before you recanted?”) designed to publicize the coverage of the playoffs.
The 11th Commandment: “Thy shy not speak ill of the Favorite Son.”
Everyone is on notice from the league. The problem for the league though, is everyone has noticed the double standard as applied to the Penguins by a league that was silent when Lemieux, coolly detached two days after an event, attacked the operation but reached into Tortorella’s pocket for $20,000 when the coach, white hot 20 minutes after an incident, did the same.
As far as the smell test goes, the league has passed.