Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tortorella Suspended For Game 6!

I can't believe this one. Coach John Tortorella, the fiery coach of the New York Rangers, has been suspended for game six by the NHL for his actions on the bench during Friday night's playoff game with the Washington Capitals.

Tortorella got into a shouting match with a fan behind the Ranger's bench - losing his composure - throwing a water bottle into the stands and waving Aaron Voros' stick at the fan.

The NHL ruled that Tortorella will be suspended for one game and cannot coach the Rangers tomorrow in their crucial game against the Washington Capitals.

There are some huge ironies here: Torts was carrying out his one game suspension of Sean Avery in game five because Sean had lost his composure in game four. If Sean had played - Aaron Voros would not have - so Torts wouldn't have had his stick to wave. Now of course it's Torts who lost control and put his team in jeopardy - and it's Torts who in turn is suspended.

Hang on - this series is getting wilder by the minute....

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