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Tortorella gets into yelling match with Oilers coach Acton

Oct 5, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

Things got heated at the end of a wild first period between Edmonton and Vancouver.

After the Canucks scored two goals in an 18-second span, a sequence of rough stuff led to a verbal altercation between Vancouver head coach John Tortorella and Oilers associate Keith Action.

Here are two screengrabs, courtesy CBC:



The issue between the two likely stemmed from an incident involving Vancouver’s Ryan Kesler and Acton’s son, Will Acton. The pair fought with 41 seconds left in the frame — alongside some pushing and shoving between Ryan Stanton and Mike Brown. All told, 26 penalty minutes were handed out for the incident(s), which culminated with Tortorella and the elder Acton sharing pleasantries.

Vancouver finished the first period up 3-1.

Update: Here’s a Vine of Acton’s portion of the yelling match. Don’t read lips…

  1. peterjohnjoseph - Oct 5, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    Is the second picture Sloth from the Goonies?

    Myyyy God.

    • 950003cups - Oct 6, 2013 at 7:57 AM

      He was saying “HEY YOU GUYYYYYS”

      • 950003cups - Oct 6, 2013 at 8:00 AM

        What’s even funnier is, Tortorella looks like one of the Fratelli brothers. The one who always sang Opera during the movie. Google it. You’ll piss your pants.

      • 950003cups - Oct 6, 2013 at 10:28 AM

      • 950003cups - Oct 6, 2013 at 10:38 AM

        This is Sloth’s brother. Looks a little like Torts

  2. esracerx46 - Oct 5, 2013 at 11:46 PM


  3. jrmotiz - Oct 6, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    I want to see this tilt….both same age, both middleweights….I will take Acton, with the 1100-odd NHL PIMs.

  4. pxland - Oct 6, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    Eakins’ forehead is shiny.

  5. pxland - Oct 6, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    Omitted from the article is kesler’s completely douche-y move of continuing to punch Acton while both players were down.

    • skr213 - Oct 6, 2013 at 1:36 AM

      Wait, Kesler did something douchey?

    • 950003cups - Oct 6, 2013 at 7:54 AM

      That’s completely false. Not only did he NOT HIT HIM when they were down, he didn’t hit him when they were standing up. It wasn’t a real fight.

      • pxland - Oct 6, 2013 at 10:19 AM

        Like hell its false. Let me get you a link…

  6. socalavsfan - Oct 6, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    All I want to know is: when does Vancouver play Colorado.

  7. mrhyperpants - Oct 6, 2013 at 3:09 AM

    Can’t wait for that. Think it’s only 3 games this season.

  8. kaptaanamerica - Oct 6, 2013 at 5:33 AM

    The thing all you haters don’t bother to admit is that idiot Acton started chirping the Canucks players. That’s why torts yelled at that fool.

  9. titansbro - Oct 6, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    Why are they both orange?

    • pxland - Oct 6, 2013 at 10:51 AM

      Torts: “You stole my time in the tanning bed!”

      Acton: “I made that appointment months ago!”

  10. caniacx4 - Oct 6, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    Ohhhhh my , such BAD language for a hockey coach.

  11. paperkid96 - Oct 6, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Tortorella Vs. Roy. Its unfortunate that these guys will only see one another 3 times in the regular season.

    • govtminion - Oct 6, 2013 at 11:24 AM

      I’m seeing once. The teams face each other three times, but I figure Roy will bite Tortorella’s jugular in the first meeting, so the Canucks will have an interim coach for the other two.

      It’s inevitable, really. The question remaining is when in the first meeting the attack will happen. I’m putting my money on the ten minute mark of the first period.

      • bigoldorcafromvan - Oct 6, 2013 at 12:50 PM

        You won’t be seeing that happen govtminiion.. Douche Bag Junior Coach Roy will be suspended before the two clubs meet. sorry

  12. banger60 - Oct 6, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    what more could you ask for in a hockey game, very entertaining and funny! Action everywhere!

  13. remosnozzberri82 - Oct 6, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Torts was watching “The Hills have eyes”

  14. slysipops - Oct 6, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    is the pot of warming tar and the bags of gathered goose feathers starting to wear on TORTS?

  15. rrsm53 - Oct 7, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Torts was a jerk in NY and is now being a jerk in Vancouver. Some things never change. He is going to change the pansies into tough guys not going to happen Torts you need a tough guy, Weise and Sestito not going to do it for you. Kesler is a p***y…………………………..

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