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Hitch on Torts' tirade: 'It's smart'

Updated: May 13, 2004, 12:40 PM ET
By Rob Parent | Special to ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- You can almost see the coaching consultant, elated with the progress of this relatively new student.

"Hey, Johnny babe, nice idea. Loved the mix of that chicken stuff obscenity. And it was real man, seriously real. You spoke to the cameras, babe. You moved me man, really moved me."

So what did the all too-real rant by Tampa Bay Lightning coach John Tortorella -- who focused into the cameras Wednesday and literally told Philadelphia Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock to "shut ...

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