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Philadelphia Flyers CEO has surprising response to John Tortorella being ejected

Published March 10, 2024 at 12:28

Last night the Philadelphia Flyers faced off against the Tampa Bay Lightning. With both teams looking to make a final push for the playoffs, tempers were high. It took less than 12 minutes for Philadelphia Flyers head coach John Tortorella to be ejected from the game.

This ejection was unique because after being told to leave the bench Torts refused. Eventually, after an extended discussion cooler tempers finally prevailed and Tortorella went to the locker room. At the time the Flyers were already down four to zero and Torts was particularly unhappy with a call from everyone's least favored official. Wes McCauley.

It has become commonplace for NHL coaches to immediately receive a fine after being ejected. This will likely not be any different, however, it appears that Torts may not have to pay that by himself. Today, the Flyers CEO spoke on his coach's ejection today.

I'm really proud of Torts for standing up for his/our team. This new era of Orange is about having each other's backs. Last night, Torts had our collective backs. I respect any action the league might feel a need to take but if it includes a fine, I am paying it.

Comments like this bode well for the Flyers long-term, as fans have clamored for accountability for years. Now, it appears the team may finally be getting it. This display shows a top-down leadership mentality that shows everyone in the organization, that doing the right thing will be more important than money.
March 10   |   624 answers
Philadelphia Flyers CEO has surprising response to John Tortorella being ejected

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