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Goaltending, not coaching, reason for Bolts' exit

Updated: May 1, 2006, 11:27 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

Lightning coach John Tortorella has always been a lightning rod for criticism because of his brusque demeanor, but he is nothing if not completely transparent. His motivation has always been about the game, the team, the win, and nothing eats at him like losing. Is that such a bad thing?

He earned the respect of his peers and his team when he called out top players, sometimes benching them, for not producing back in 2003-04. All of a sudden, during these playoffs, when Tortorella suggested ...

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