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Tortorella wonders if Lack can handle going from Robin to Batman

Mar 11, 2014, 7:49 PM EDT

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A day after a disastrous loss to the New York Islanders, some fans may dream that the Vancouver Canucks will find a hero. Maybe that explains why John Tortorella has Batman on the brain.

When asked about the challenges facing new No. 1 goalie Eddie Lack, Tortorella made a comic book comparison, as Cam Tucker reports for Metro Vancouver.

“It’s Batman and Robin. It’s easy to be Robin. When you become Batman it changes a little bit and we expect some bumps in the road with Eddie,” Tortorella said. “But I’ve seen him this year handle so many different situations … that this is where we’re going.”

(Does that make Jacob Markstrom Chris O’Donnell? Roberto Luongo is probably hockey’s Michael Keaton, so it might be fair.)

At least Lack, 26, is taking the rather odd comparison in stride. Then again, maybe it’s all about the cool car.

“I always want to be Batman. Just going try to do my best here and get back at it,” Lack said. “The Batmobile is pretty cool.”

A sense of humor might just be needed in this situation.

  1. storminator16 - Mar 11, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    Paging Cam Ward?

    • sdelmonte - Mar 11, 2014 at 8:29 PM

      Or Burt Ward?

      • therooneyskilledwebster - Mar 11, 2014 at 11:49 PM

        Beautiful !

  2. jeffr85392 - Mar 11, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    How about Montgomery Ward?

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 11, 2014 at 10:48 PM

      Ward Cornell? Yeah, I’m that old. Google him kids.

      • blomfeld - Mar 11, 2014 at 11:36 PM

        USS Ward … she fired the first American ‘shots in anger’ of WW2 at Pearl on the morning of Dec 7th, 1941 …

    • jovocop2112 - Mar 12, 2014 at 12:33 AM

      I’d rather have Montgomery Scott

  3. jessejames182 - Mar 11, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    I guess it is easy being robin, unless you count being killed by an assassin your mother hired for teaming up with batman easy.

  4. elrock7 - Mar 11, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    Islanders can barely ice a team and they pump 7 in, in the 3rd period! SEVEN!!!!

    Should have kept Michael Keaton. Is this officially rock bottom?

  5. crazemastercraze - Mar 11, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    The Washington Generals could beat the Canucks right now!

  6. blomfeld - Mar 11, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    “A sense of humor might just be needed in this situation” …

    BINGO !!! … a sense of humor is ‘exactly’ what Lack and the Canucks need at this point. It was only a hockey game and besides, the Canuck’s current woes are almost ‘laughable’ compared to the hideous mess there on Long Island. Nonetheless, Tort’s reference to Batman is indeed valid and very apropos … and it’s another example why ‘he’ should be the new Coach and GM of this team !

    GO CANUCKS !!!



  7. jeffr85392 - Mar 11, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    blomfeld, what exactly do the Canucks lack?

    On to more important topics: My Yotes, your Kings Monday night. Let the discussion begin.

    • blomfeld - Mar 11, 2014 at 11:41 PM

      Okay Jeff, then answer this … what’s bankrupt, green with envy and located within a ‘3 hour drive’ of where the Earp brothers gunned down the Clantons and McLaurys back in 1881 ?

      answer: The Phoenix Coyotes !!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    • therooneyskilledwebster - Mar 11, 2014 at 11:50 PM

      Well we know they don’t lack Lack.

  8. therooneyskilledwebster - Mar 11, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    …and I guess we know who the Joker is don’t we Torts ?

    • blomfeld - Mar 12, 2014 at 1:08 AM

      if Torts equals the Joker, then surely …

      Burroughs = the Riddler

      Kesler = the Penguin

      Sedins = the Cat Women

      and last but not least …

      the LA Kings = ‘OUR MAN FLINT’ !!! :) :) :)

  9. jeffr85392 - Mar 13, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    blomfeld, touche. 😜

    I stand humbled.

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