John Tortorella Thinks Your Question Is Stupid
The NHL playoffs are a brutal gauntlet of highs and lows, for players, coaches, and fans alike.
His Jackets lost an extremely tense Game 5 against the Bruins in Boston when their furious late rally fell just short, so Torts was predictably terse with the media afterwards.
Just listen to this delightful series of exchanges:
Torts sure does bring the party with him.
Post-game pressers are often filled with these types of silly rhetorical questions, and this one was no exception.
The only difference here is that Torts isn't shy about calling the media out on such nonsense.
Because there's most definitely such a thing as a stupid question.
And of course, Coach also delivered that curt guarantee of victory in Game 6 back in Ohio.
While he does seem surly and confident, this tactic failed miserably just last season.
Best part about John Tortorella's prediction tonight, "We'll be back here for Game 7," is that he said the same thing after a 4-3 OT loss against Washington in Game 5 of the first round last year. Literally used the exact same words. Columbus lost 6-3 in Game 6 against the Caps.— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) May 5, 2019
And the Bruins don't seem particularly concerned about it, either.
Marchand and Pastrnak are told Tortorella declared CBJ would be back here for Game 7. Neither chooses to respond. Marchand with a slight eye roll.— Matt Porter (@mattyports) May 5, 2019
Playoff hockey really is the best.