We can expect to see John Tortorella make the jump to Flyers management

John Tortorella is a good coach and the results speak for themselves.

He did great things everywhere he went (maybe other than Vancouver)…

And this, although his way of doing things clearly does not please everyone.

The events involving Torts and Sean Couturier have been the talk of Philadelphia, but the coach is still working miracles with his training.

The Flyers weren’t supposed to be in the playoff race with about 10 games left on the NHL schedule and that’s exactly why management decided to sign him two years ago.

Torts left the Blue Jackets to join the Flyers… And according to former NHL general manager Doug MacLean, there’s a pretty simple reason that may explain all of this:

John Tortorella parted ways with the Blue Jackets because he wanted a managerial job during his final year with the team, but Jarmo Kekalainen never wanted to entertain that idea. –Doug MacLean

MacLean explains on Real Kyper & Bourne podcast that Torts and the Jackets made a mutual decision back then…

But MacLean also says he wouldn’t be surprised to see the controversial coach make the jump to the Flyers’ front office next season, because that’s what the coach would like:

John Tortorella began his NHL coaching career in 1989 with the Sabres.

He’s been doing this for over 30 years… And maybe he’s in the mood for a little change. A bit like Barry Trotz in Nashville.

But what baffles me is when I think about the fact that he took the job with the Flyers while the club was rebuilding. Torts has done great things since he joined the organization… And he wants to leave the project when it’s not even half finished?

We’re talking about a guy who has a good head for hockey and who understands the game. Whether in the offices or behind the team bench, he can get the job done.

But would it be the right decision for the Flyers front office, in the sense that we see what he was able to do with the club this season?

After all, the question is worth asking.


We know that in Columbus the team is looking for a replacement for Jarmo Kekalainen. It would be very ironic because he left the team not long ago, but could Torts be interested in the job in Ohio?

A lot

– We must admit that it would be impressive.

– The QMJHL could be expanded.

– Oh yeah?

– Yes, yes and yes again.

– Annotate :

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