Apparently John Tortorella has little patience for reporters. As coach for the the N.Y. Ranger hockey team, some might argue that media relations is part of his job — but it is clear that he would rather try to water ski behind a Zamboni than have to respond to journalists.
In the clip below, Tortorella makes short work of a post-game press conference.
In the first instance a writer ask him to “Talk about” something. The NHL must be like Jeopardy, because the coach insists that all communication has to be in the form of a question or you lose.
Next someone does asks him a question –but one he didn’t like and the coach replies: “Holy crap. Give me another question.”
Finally, Tortorella gets a hat trick in blowing off the media when a reporter asks a question which he responds “No”…raps the lectern and quickly exits stage right.
The interesting thing is that the coach’s grumpy performance came after his team beat the Washington Capitals 1-0 on Sunday. It makes you wonder how amiable he would be after a loss.