The longer Vancouver awaits the verdict from John Tortorella’s NHL hearing, the more worried we are becoming. Surely the time this is taking can’t be a good sign…
Lucky for you, VcB and Omarcanuck installed hidden microphones in the NHL meeting rooms at the start of the season.
I just checked on what’s going on in there, and guys, it’s not good… It’s pretty bad. Here’s the transcript:
Gary Bettman: Welcome to your hearing, John. Why have you brought that body guard, who looks like a hobo, by the way, with you?
John Tortorella: Bill Daly is here. You brought your idiot with you to this meeting, so I brought mine. I have to protect myself.
Bettman: You do realize it’s that kind of thinking that has gotten you into this mess in the first place?
Torts: I regret it, okay Gary? I should not have put Lainer out there for that draw. And I would absolutely do it again in a heartbeat.
Bettman: Okay, that doesn’t even make sense. But I don’t care who you started. You’re here because you went to their dressing room in the intermission.
Torts: Yeah? Well you’re here because the owners don’t know any better than to hire an incompetent fool as commissioner.
Bill Daly: You better not talk to the commissioner of the NHL like that.
Torts: Are you challenging me? Get him, Tom!
At this point we hear some grunting and yelling, and what sounds like a fist hitting a bald head repeatedly. Eventually the commotion dies down.
Bettman: You’re insane! You can’t solve all your problems by fighting. Not everyone is out to get you.
Torts: Wrong. Everyone is out to get me. Brooksy, Hartley, the media – everyone!
Bettman: Yeah right. Next thing you’ll say the Duthie and TSN Quiz was out to get you too.
John: ARE YOU F—ING KIDDING ME? You bring me here for a hearing and you mention that piece of garbage show? You’re done for now!
At this point we hear what sounds to be a short man getting tackled, but we can’t be sure. The commotion is still going on as we speak.
… so hopefully Torts gets less than 5 games, right?