John Tortorella Healthy Scratches Himself From Tonight's Game

BY JULIEN TREKKER    MARCH 30, 2023  (7:18 PM)
John Tortorella, with over 1450 NHL games under his belt, continues to demonstrate his innovative approach to coaching. In an unprecedented move, Tortorella has decided to healthy scratch himself from his usual spot behind the bench.

Instead, Tortorella will observe the game from the Press Box alongside new General Manager Daniel Briere.

John Tortorella won't be behind the bench tonight for PHI @ OTT. Brad Shaw will take charge of the bench.

Tortorella chose to watch from the press box with Danny Briere to 1) gain a bird's-eye view of the game and 2) give Shaw an opportunity to coach the bench.


Brad Shaw will also be addressing questions after the game, so be sure to tune in if you'd like to hear his insights.


This unconventional strategy will provide Tortorella and Briere with a chance to discuss the team and any potential changes that may be required. Although such conversations typically take place after games or on non-game days, it seems the pair are approaching the rebuilding process in a somewhat unique manner.

It will be fascinating to see the conclusions Tortorella and Briere reach concerning the Flyers' direction, but it appears that no one's position is guaranteed.

As seen on Blade of Steel - John Tortorella won't coach the Flyers tonight, healthy scratches himself
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