Sports Analyst With Knack For Lip Reading Breaks Down John Tortorella's Ejection Word-For-Word

Graham Montgomery
March 14, 2024  (8:41 PM)

Flyers head coach John Tortorella yelling at someone from the bench
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Flyers head coach John Tortorella got himself ejected earlier this week. Since then, the video of the incident has gone viral.

Jomboy Media Breaks Down Tortorella Suspension With Lip Reading Analysis

Youtube sensation Jomboy is best known for his lip reading break downs of plays that happen in baseball. However, he has started to branch out into other sports as he has slowly built up his media company over the years. Every once and awhile we are blessed with a breakdown of an event that happened in an NHL game. Today was one of those rare occurrences as he decided to make a video about Flyers head coach John Tortorella getting ejected and refusing to leave the bench.

NHL Cracking Down On Coaches Yelling At Referees

The NHL has been much more harsh with their treatment of coaches this year. In the past, episodes like this would maybe get a small fine at most. Clearly though, the league is trying to crack down on these instances as they handed Tortorella a hefty 50000 dollar fine as well as a two-game suspension for the tirade.
This is not the first time a coach has been punished like this this season. Tortorella joins a growing list of coaches that have been fined and or suspended this year.
The NHL fined coaches Sheldon Keefe and Don Granato for unprofessional conduct towards officials. Granato's actions occurred during a game against the Florida Panthers, while Keefe's incident happened in a match against the Vegas
This is not the kind of direction the NHL should be going. If anything, the referees need to be more accountable for their role in these incidents. If that would happen, perhaps coaches wouldn't be as mad all the time. We will just have to wait and see if the league addresses this issue. So far they seem to be moving in the wrong direction.