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John Tortorella May have Potentially Ended NHL Veteran's Career


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Elliot Ben Jacob
March 11, 2024  (5:38 PM)
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Philadelphia Flyers coach John Tortorella.
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Philadelphia's Roster at the Trade Deadline

The Philadelphia Flyers have made several strategic moves as the trade deadline approached, leading to rumours about a veteran player's departure from the league.
An important trade involved the transfer of Sean Walker to Colorado from the Flyers. This exchange allowed the Flyers to relieve themselves of Ryan Johansen's contract, a move followed by Johansen's immediate waiver.

Ryan Johansen's Waiver

The reasons behind waiving Johansen have now come to light, revealing a lot of professional complexities.
"Due to a tangled past with Coach Tortorella and a strained relationship with a mutual agent shared with Cutter Gauthier, Ryan Johansen's tenure with the Flyers was brought to an end."

Insights from Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman via the 32 Thoughts podcast highlight that Johansen's waiver was influenced by more than just finances. A rift with Coach John Tortorella and issues with a common agent shared with Cutter Gauthier, who earlier in the season became a controversial figure among Flyers' supporters, played significant roles.
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This move by the Avalanche, primarily for salary cap reasons, marks a critical point in Johansen's career. Having participated in over 900 NHL games, the industry may be witnessing the conclusion of an impressive tenure within the league.
As Read on MarkerZone - MAJOR: 900-Game Veteran May Be Done in the NHL Forever Due to John Tortorella
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