Philadelphia Flyers head coach John Tortorella has a a fame for bringing an old style mentality to the bench, and now that label is crossing over from his mentality on the ice to his ideas on expertise used in the course of the sport. Earlier this week, Tortorella determined to take away iPads and every other tablets from the workforce’s bench for gamers and coaches to make use of throughout video games. Tortorella believed that his gamers have been burying their heads into the iPads an excessive amount of moderately than specializing in their subsequent shift.
“We took the video off the bench,” Tortorella mentioned. “We do not have them on the bench anymore. I simply need them worrying concerning the subsequent shift. I feel it’s a main downside with us understanding momentums of the sport. You cannot perceive momentums of the sport if you’re trying on the iPad on a regular basis. So we took them off, we’re not even going to make use of them so that they watch the sport and see what’s subsequent. TK [Travis Konecny] does that inside his sport on a regular basis. He is among the ones that appears at that rattling factor on a regular basis.”
The change in philosophy actually seems to be working. Following Tortorella’s determination, the Flyers defeated the Washington Capitals 5-3 on Wednesday behind a hat trick from Konecny, who prolonged his level streak to 10 video games.
“He would possibly’ve been upset that the iPads have been gone tonight,” Flyers ahead Scott Laughton added. “He’s fairly good at taking a look at it after each shift.”
Konecny now has 24 objectives, which has tied a career-high, by simply 36 video games performed this season.
Philadelphia nonetheless has only a 17-18-7 file (41 factors) on the season and sits in seventh place within the eight-team Metropolitan Division, however the Flyers have proven indicators of life, having received six of their previous seven video games.
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