The Flyers announced their new coach, John Tortorella. Tortorella comes with an impressive pedigree, including a Stanley Cup with the Lightning in 2004. He has coached for the Lightning, Rangers, Vancouver, and most recently Columbus where he took the Blue Jackets back to the playoffs. He has stayed at LEAST 6 seasons at every stop, except Vancouver which didn’t work from the start. But “Torts'” style should fit well in Philly.
Monday morning he joined the John Kincade Show and discussed what hes looking to get out of this Flyers team.
“My number one thing is i’m going to be upfront with the players. We are going to look to be a team that’s hard to play against. I think Philly has lost that a little bit and were going to get back at it here and push it in the right direction.
Tortorella isn’t ignorant to the negativity surrounding the organization. The Flyers were one of the worst teams in the league, and a rudderless ship for most of last season. Tortorella couldn’t help but hear some of the negativity surrounding the organization.
“I don’t go searching and reading all that stuff but you I couldn’t help but hear it as I was going through the process of what people were thinking of the organization. And this is an organization that I have truly respected over the years because I’ve gone in there and played with different teams, and how they go about their business. I get it. And i’m honest about it. Its been a little lost and it needs some direction.”
For the full interview, check out the video below!