When you look at what happened in Columbus this season, you’d expect the players to celebrate John Tortorella stepping down. It started with the bench and then spat in public with Pierre-Luc Dubois. Things didn’t go any better for Patrik Laine, who also sat on a bench several times after the trade.
Seriously, you’d think they’d hold a parade to celebrate the end of his tyrannical reign. You couldn’t be more wrong.
John Tortorella: Thanks Torts!
The Columbus Blue Jackets have a We Salute You, Torts! Tribute video that sparked a wave of moods from fans and gamers alike. Whether from current or former players, the admiration and appreciation was publicly displayed.
Nick Foligno wrote: “Thank you Torts!” and added a goat emoji that means playing with the word GOAT (greatest of all time). Seth Jones and Zach Werenski simply posted the goat emoji to recognize their old trainer. Cam Atkinson also said: “Thank you Torts !!!”