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John Tortorella Doesn’t Know How To Be Any Other Way

Never really an Xs and Os guy, Tortorella instead operated on principles of faith and effort. You had to unreservedly buy into his system, no matter who you were or how much you were making. You had to backcheck on every shift, no matter how many points you had. It’s a leadership strategy that perhaps works better in theory than in practice, because it never seemed to accept that hockey players were human.

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