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Tortorella, Lecavalier feud will play itself out

Lightning coach John Tortorella has management's support in the latest tiff with Vincent Lecavalier.

Originally Published: November 17, 2003
By Al Morganti | Special to ESPN.com

There is a high-stakes game taking place in Tampa Bay, and right now coach John Tortorella is holding all the cards.

The latest flare up occurred last week when Tortorella and star Vincent Lecavalier were publicly at odds over Lecavalier's benching against the Bruins because of his shoddy defensive play.

Again GM Jay Feaster came out in support of his coach. Unlike other organizations, the Lightning's ownership, management and staff appear staunch in their support of Tortorella in ...

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