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Winnipeg Jets fans taunt the Vancouver Canucks with a cardboard cutout  of suspended coach John Tortorella.

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Winnipeg Jets fans taunt the Vancouver Canucks with a cardboard cutout of suspended coach John Tortorella.

Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella (and his temerity) appear to have weathered his 15-day NHL suspension mostly intact (Contrite Torts back on bench, Feb. 4).

Not so for his larger-than-life MTS arena "Coach's Cutout." Just like Montreal's Maurice "Rocket" Richard, who infamously got "Two minutes for lookin' so good" in vintage hair-care ads, the irreverently funny foam-core Torts gets an additional suspension of two minutes for lookin' so much like "The Fonz."

DON WARKENTIN

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 6, 2014 A11

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