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Torts wouldn’t have ‘paid for a minute’ of the Devils-Canucks game

Oct 25, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT

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Announced attendance was a modest 13,203 for last night’s game between the Devils and Canucks at the 17,625-seat Prudential Center in Newark.

Based on what Vancouver head coach John Tortorella had to say after his team escaped with a 3-2 shootout win, the thousands that chose not to attend made a pretty wise decision.

“I don’t think I would have paid for a minute of that game,” Tortorella said, per, “but it’s nice we came away with the two points.”

Suffice to say, it was no classic, with the two teams combining for just 51 shots in 65 minutes of action (if you could even call it that).

At the very least, the Devils fans that did show up got to see a nice passing play for the team’s first goal.

  1. newjerseydevilsfanpuckcollection - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Just like watching any game that Torts is behind the bench….not worth watching his horrible coaching style.

    The only thing worth watching is his post game interviews. The only part of his game that is worth watching.

    He has no credibility as a coach in my opinion.

    • stakex - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:21 PM

      His Stanly Cup ring says otherwise.

      • kaptaanamerica - Oct 25, 2013 at 4:16 PM

        I watched the end of the game, overtime, and the shootout. It was entertaining and I did pay through gamecenter.

    • elvispocomo - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:25 PM

      That’s rich coming from a New Jersey fan when they’re one of the teams most associated with the trap ever.

  2. joey4id - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    You think if he’d say the same thing in Vancouver that would sit well with Francesco? “Torts! Can I see you in my office 5 minutes ago? Bring your pay check so we can see who signed it.”

    • imleftcoast - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:38 PM

      “My work product sucks.” Fix it or shut up Tortorella. Does he not have a filter?

      • davebabychreturns - Oct 25, 2013 at 1:40 PM

        The guy is down three forwards (plus another two in the course of the game), it’s the sixth road game in ten days, against one of the most boring teams in the league, what were you expecting?

      • imleftcoast - Oct 25, 2013 at 2:38 PM

        diplomacy, intelligence, professionalism

  3. steverolley - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:46 PM



  4. earpaniac - Oct 25, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    51 combined shots? That sounds….exciting. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think it needs to be 6-5 to be exciting at all, it just sounds like it wasn’t an exciting game. Unless there were a ton of blocks or something. (I believe FLA had 14 blocks in the first period against the Hawks on Tues)

    • thos_prattt - Oct 25, 2013 at 3:02 PM

      Canucks have been inflating shot totals all year because they have been shooting from everywhere. High numbers of low percentage shots.

  5. kingcobraman - Oct 25, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    also the crowd ,what there was as quiet as a church service….

    • thos_prattt - Oct 25, 2013 at 3:00 PM

      It must be a bleak time to be a Devils fan. Come to Newark to watch some of the league’s oldest players piss away the rest of their careers playing boring hockey in front of hundreds of fans.

      Hopefully the new owners can revive that team.

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