Here is a story from Yahoo.com, with video of John Tortorella winging a water bottle at a fan in Washington during Game 5 last night.
Could Tortorella — who scratched Sean Avery for lack of discipline — be suspended of fined by the NHL for this incident, which followed him allegedly being doused by a fan’s beverage?
I would think a suspension is unlikely, but a fine probable. Don’t forget who metes out justice for the NHL: Colin Campbell, who as Rangers coach had a near, similar altercation with a fan in Philly during a playoff game. Campbell knows what that moment is like. I don’t think Tortorella will be suspended.
But Torts has his hands full with the fallout from the Avery decision, because a whole bunch of his players showed a lack of discipline in the 4-0 loss that sends the series back to the Garden for Game 6 Sunday afternoon.
I’ll have a post late Saturday morning, and then a heavy schedule. So that could be the only post of the day. We’ll see.