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Video: Tortorella reflects on recent Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

Dec 2, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

John Tortorella AP

John Tortorella can be a bit terse – especially following a playoff hockey game – but he went fairly in-depth while discussing the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts he helped to provide on Nov. 29.

Blueshirts United’s Jim Cerny reports that Tortorella gathered with New York Rangers alumni Dave Maloney, Adam Graves, Rod Gilbert, Ron Greschner, and Gilles Villemure to aid those affected by the storm.

Here’s video of Tortorella’s reactions.


  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - Dec 2, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Tort’s is a very good man ! I can’t stand just because he answers questions like a man a nation of wussies tries to label him terse !

    • zetaone - Dec 2, 2012 at 1:41 PM

      Terse (tûrs)
      adj. ters·er, ters·est
      Brief and to the point; effectively concise: a terse one-word answer.

      Why is this a bad thing eiggle?

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Dec 2, 2012 at 2:57 PM

        It can also mean blunt and to the point with ungraceful harshness and thats what the writer is trying to paint here ! Iam glade I could explain it for you !

      • zetaone - Dec 2, 2012 at 3:56 PM

        Show me a connotation that has terse as “ungraceful harshness” lol.. You’re making up your own definition of words now bro cookie.

        In fact, the first definition from Merriam Webster says:
        “smoothly elegant : polished”

        Glad I could explain THAT for you!

      • stakex - Dec 2, 2012 at 9:42 PM

        Het Zeta, hes actually correct. From Dictionary.Com:

        adjective, ters·er, ters·est.
        1. neatly or effectively concise; brief and pithy, as language.
        2. abruptly concise; curt; brusque.

        …and brusque means:

        1: markedly short and abrupt
        2: blunt in manner or speech often to the point of ungracious harshness


        So hes right, sorta. Terse is almost never used as a complement. Its a negative term that generaly means someone is being a bit of an a hole.

  2. eigglesnosuperbowls - Dec 2, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    zetazero trying to be a one ,, the next time you look up a word in the dictionary words can come with more than one meaning and in this particular case the word terse is not intended in the manner of smoothly elegant polished as you are wrongly insisting ! If you cannot read an article and take it for its original interpretation maybe you should go to Pro English,obviously Hockey Talk is a challenge for you and you are lost ! Glad I could direct you in a helpful direction .

    • zetaone - Dec 2, 2012 at 6:39 PM

      Lol. You clearly know not that of which you speak good sir. You’ve made that embarrassingly obvious for yourself. Keep trying to fit square pegs in circular holes.

      Good day.

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