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John Tortorella Gets Through Pre-Game 1 Press Conference With 31 Words

John Tortorella doesn't talk unless John Tortorella wants to talk, and that was never more evident than prior to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. According to the NHL's transcript of his morning press conference, Torts used just 31 total words to answer six questions that came his way.

Courtesy of the league, the full transcript is below. Torts doesn't like to use his words.


Q. I can’t remember in which series you said before, but you were asked if you looked for something in the team and you weren't going to say what it was, but you had seen it. Is that still the case?


Q. And you've seen what you need to see?


Q. Is there a challenge emotionally with the quick turnaround from one series to the next?


Q. You alluded yesterday to you're glad the team had the experience of two Game 7s. So when other people are suggesting maybe 14 games isn't the best way to start out...

COACH TORTORELLA: It's a bunch of crap.

Q. What does Ottawa or the Capitals or the Devils - does it really come down to what your team does? Is that what your focus and preparation is?

COACH TORTORELLA: We don't spend too much time on the other team. We're worried about our team.

Q. You said home ice doesn't matter until you get to a Game 7. Why is it different in Game 7 as opposed to any other home game?

COACH TORTORELLA: I just feel that way.