At his press conference this morning, John Tortorella was asked if at this point in the season he would use a different tactic to motivate players and get them fired up for a game.
Tortorella responded by saying, “I have too much respect for the hockey club. They don’t need that. This team wouldn’t be where it’s at if they didn’t know how to handle these situations. This time of year, a coach needs to be with them, not at them. So, again, it goes right back to the last question. I have total confidence in how our team will present themselves tonight and try to find a way to win one hockey game.