John Tortorella spoke to the Fossil Fischler yesterday. Here is the link (h/t to Kukla), make sure you check it out.
I did and if I had any faith in Torts - which I didn't - it would be gone now. He didn't spew the 'go-team, we have a shot at the Cup' rhetoric. Instead he plays the same hotheaded egomaniac that he proved himself to be in the last postseason. 'I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll sit all of my stars down!'
In the interview (or at least the portion that Stan published), Torts didn't admit his mistakes, said honestly believes that Wade Redden can calm a team by limiting turnovers and admits that he doesn't have a lot of faith in Brandon Dubinsky - saying that Glen Sather has to get a number one center. Oh, so when the team inevitably falls short of the Cup, he can blame it on Glen? Let's face it, we all know it's Glen's fault for throwing money and not wisdom at problems but damn coach, at least take some responsibility.
Tortorella ends the interview saying "for me, coaching this team is a privilege!" Sadly, it seems he feels it is his right as well. We'll see once camp kicks off in September ...