Did you know: John Tortorella came up with the name for the ECHL?
Now the top Double-A hockey league in North America, at the time it was barely holding on, a mishmash of teams in the Mid-Atlantic region. It was where Tortorella cut his teeth behind a bench, and the head coach was the one who came up with calling it the East Coast Hockey League (fun fact: with the league now stretching from coast to coast, it's no longer the East Coast Hockey League, just the ECHL).
So how did Torts find himself in that spot? Find out in this week's "Timeout with Torts," which also includes thoughts on the Blue Jackets' lineup, mixing in young players with veterans, the impact of losing Zach Werenski to injury and his thoughts on the importance of keeping tabs on your pets during the winter season.
About Time Out With Torts
Blue Jackets broadcaster Bob McElligott sits down with Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella during his weekly podcast, Timeout With Torts. You can subscribe to Blue Jackets podcasts on iTunes and TuneIn, find the on the official CBJ App, or right here on BlueJackets.com.