We know him, John Tortorella has never had his tongue in his pocket. He always has something to say. We can never blame him for his lack of honesty.
Not long ago, remember that he claimed to have great concerns about his wardrobe. According to him, the lack of leadership is real. Since your claims, have things changed in Philadelphia? The answer is no.
Indeed, in his last press conference this afternoon, he said he “hasn’t found anything good” since he was the team’s coach. This one also has no identity.
It will be a difficult year in the city of brotherly love. The Flyers aren’t necessarily the favorites in the Metropolitan Division. The loss of several major leaders, including Claude Giroux last year, Sean Couturier and Ryan Ellis for much of the 2022-2023 season, will hurt.
The news is good about Couturier, but his absence is felt both on the ice and in the dressing room.
And what is not going to help the team this season is its fans. We know the fans of Philadelphia: they have no patience. Whether it’s the Eagles (NFL), Phillies (MLB), or Flyers, they don’t want an uncompetitive club.
Yesterday was the Flyers’ first home game at the Wells Fargo Center. The orange team beat the Devils, but during the presentation of the players, the fans booed Ryan Ellis, who is injured.
It’s true that paying so much (Nolan Patrick and Philippe Myers) to acquire a guy who has only played four games since last year is disappointing, but has more respect than that, Philadelphia fans…
As for John Tortorella, I wonder if his speech will change at the end of the year.