I’ll put up the brief audio in a moment.
But suffice it to say, you knew it was going to be quick if anybody A) asked about Sidney Crosby or B) asked about Marc Staal … especially since there was really nothing much more to ask.
So it was short.
Unfortunately, I turned off the recorder when it was over, before Tortorella stopped and turned to the media and said, “Do we have to do these anymore?”
When Larry Brooks, who’s the chairperson for the New York Chapter of the Pro Hockey Writers Association, said, “Yes,” Tortorella said, “I wasn’t asking you Brooksie; I was asking everybody else.”
And when Brooks told him he has to be available pre-game, Tortorella asked him if he was the representative. Told that, yes, Brooks is, Tortorella sarcastically said, “Oh, you’re the representative.” And then he left the room.
Here’s the audio. The first question(s) are about Marc Staal. Then Stan Fischler asked how excited he was about tonight, with the inference that Sid the Skid was in town: