Around the team that he was acquired, Rick Nash said of John Tortorella “From what I understand he’s a very demanding and tough guy to play for and he really preaches hard work. That’s what you expect from a coach, that’s what you want.”
When asked, at Blueshirts United, what the reports on Nash are, Torts said that they were very positive.
“The thing I like about Nash, and I haven’t even met him face to face, in one conversation with him, he’s all business. And everyone I have talked to about him says he’s not a real high-maintenance guy, wants to play hard, wants to play every day and practice every day. I think we have him at a really good time in his career, and I think he’s going to fit in with us tremendously.”
Torts added, “He’s straight-ahead and he’s all-business.”