I looked down at game 5 of the Caps-Rangers series at Verizon Center and saw Coach Tortorella raging at fans sitting behind him. Looked like quite a melee, but I couldn’t quite make out what was going on, but there was certainly a crowd gathered – on the ice, on the bench and in the seats. My guess is someone beered him. Oh well. This photo of Tortorella waving a hockey stick at fans pretty much says it all.
Looks like the NHL is doing the right thing. You can’t throw a water bottle at a fan no matter what they say. Come on, you’re a coach for a professional sports team, the Rangers no less – haven’t you heard it all?
Question is, does this give the Caps the advantage? Or do the Rangers rally around their out of control coach? We’ll know tomorrow.