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Len Barrie fires back at Tortorella

From Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times:

Lightning owner Len Barrie could not let pass comments made by John Tortortella during a radio interview in Ottawa. The former coach, fired after last season’s last-place finish, said he had “zero respect” for Barrie and fellow owner Oren Koules, and called them “a couple of cowboys.”

Said Barrie late Friday night: “What were there, nine openings for coaches? That’s why he’s working for TV. I’ll be sure I wear my cowboy hat for the first game.”

Read more reaction from Barrie here.

These two obviously don’t like each other. I’m sure we’ll hear more about this battle in the coming days.

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