No decision expected until tomorrow at earliest on likely NHL punishment for Torts for post-game comments. Thinking fine not suspension.
— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) January 3, 2012
Original Post: Katie Strang of ESPN NY tweets that John Tortorella is expected to be fined for his comments during his post game news conference about the referees.
On the NHL Network, Tortorella said “I’m not sure if NBC got together with the refs or what to turn this into an overtime game. With two good refs I thought the game was reffed horribly. I’m not sure what happened. Maybe they wanted to get into overtime. I’m not sure if they had meetings about that or what. Again they are good guys I just thought tonight it was disgusting in the third period.”
Thought it was obvious Tortorella was kidding about an NBC conspiracy. Officiating was awful. The coach should not be fined.
— Chris Botta (@ChrisBottaNHL) January 3, 2012