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As a Rangers fan, I'm both amused and bemused at John Tortorella's explosion against Calgary on Saturday. If you haven't heard – well, who am I fooling. If you're reading this, you're almost certainly a big enough hockey fan to have heard about Torts' attempted assault on the Flames and coach Bob Hartley during the first intermission after the game started with a line brawl just two seconds after the drop of the puck. While the Canucks' coach has long been known for his fiery temper, that's a line I personally never thought I'd see him cross. Don't anyone try to tell Torts that it's only a game.
For his tirade, Tortorella's been slapped with a 15-day
vacation suspension without pay, meaning he'll miss the Canucks' next six games, including Tuesday's tilt in Edmonton. It's not his first ban, and considering his distaste for anger management and oft-contentious dealings with players, coaches and the media, it probably won't be his last.
Hartley, for his part, was fined $25,000; I propose that money be donated to the Fantasy Hockey Writers' Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that I just made up. The FHWF: because fantasy hockey writers need to eat, too.
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