Tortorella no fan of long layoff before playoffs

Tortorella is not a fan of having five days off between the last game of the regular season and the start of the playoffs. Like many coaches, he would have preferred a much shorter break.
“These guys don’t want to practise for three days at this time of year,” he said.
“They’re sick of practising. They’re sick of listening to the coaches. We’re sick of them, sometimes.
“They want to play.
“That’s what great about our game. It’s not about mapping it out all the time for them, and going through all the X’s and O’s.
“It’s about big plays at key times, and handling your emotions in this type of scenario.
“I’ll speak for my team, but I stopped (Wednesday’s) practice because I just think they’re ready to play.”

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