Tortorella, Laine and Blue Jackets Move on From Another Columbus Soap Opera


When John Tortorella clashed with a young star by the name of Vinny Lecavalier almost two decades ago, then-Tampa Bay Lightning GM Jay Feaster made it clear to both of them that he had no intention of trading Lecavalier or firing Tortorella and the two of them would have to work out their differences. And they did that. Lecavalier played the best hockey of his NHL career in the ensuing years and the two men shared the experience of winning the Stanley Cup.