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COACHING CHANGE COULD BE COMING IN COLUMBUS

APR 22, 2021  (10H59)      COOPER GODIN
The Columbus Blue Jackets are in the midst of an awful season that currently sees them sit dead last in the Discover Central division with a record of 15-24-9 through 48 games. Because of that, it appears the team may be looking to make a coaching change according to Darren Dreger.

On the pre-game show for Wednesday Night Hockey on NBCSN, Dreger brought up that head coach John Tortorella is not expected to return to Columbus and will essentially be a free agent this summer.

It's been a rough season behind the bench for Torts. Earlier in the season he benched Pierre-Luc Dubois who was then traded to Winnipeg for Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic. Not long after arriving in Columbus, Laine found himself in Tortorella's dog house and was benched a couple of times. In early April, Tortorella made Roslovic a healthy scratch, and now this week has made Max Domi a healthy scratch.

John Tortorella has a certain coaching style that we don't see often anymore. He always holds his players accountable, and isn't afraid to bench or even scratch his top players when they aren't preforming.

If the Blue Jackets do indeed relieve him of his coaching duties at the end of the season, it likely won't be long before he's back behind the bench in the NHL.

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NHL STATS
SEASON
2020-2021GPGAPTS
CONNOR MCDAVID
533268100
LEON DRAISAITL
53304979
BRAD MARCHAND
52283967
MITCH MARNER
54204767
PATRICK KANE
+2
55155166
NATHAN MACKINNON
47204565
AUSTON MATTHEWS
50402565
SIDNEY CROSBY
55243862
MIKKO RANTANEN
49303161
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
55204161
MARK STONE
53213960
ARTEMI PANARIN
42174158
MARK SCHEIFELE
53203858
ALEKSANDER BARKOV
49263157
SEBASTIAN AHO
55243357
JAKE GUENTZEL
56233457
ALEX DEBRINCAT
+2
51312354
NICKLAS BACKSTROM
54153853
MAX PACIORETTY
48242751
DAVID PERRON
53163551
  COMPLETE STATS
NHL STATS
YESTERDAY
MAY 9, 2021 G A PTS
JOHNNY GAUDREAU
1 2 3
MATTHEW TKACHUK
1 2 3
ALEX DEBRINCAT
2 - 2
MARK GIORDANO
1 1 2
BRANDON HAGEL
1 1 2
PATRICK KANE
- 2 2
MIKAEL BACKLUND
1 - 1
DILLON DUBE
1 - 1
MACKENZIE ENTWISTLE
1 - 1
DENIS GURIANOV
1 - 1
  COMPLETE RESULTS