May 16, 2013
Caps coach Oates says he'd 'easily' beat up TortorellaWasn't pleased with his club being called whiners
By QMI Agency
Accused by the New York Rangers coach of whining, Oates was asked what he thought of his comments by Washington radio station 106.7 The Fan Thursday.<
"Well, I think he's out of line," Oates said. "He should be worried about his own series. We didn't whine once during the series. I never complained. I don't know, did you guys ever hear me complain about officiating?"
"Not you, no," co-host Chad Dukes replied.
"No? Ovie did after Game 7," Oates continued. "No one complained before any game. I met with a supervisor before Game 7. You meet with a supervisor before every single game. We never complained about anything."
Host LaVar Arrington then asked Oates if he would "beat (Tortorella) up in a one-on-one situation?"
"Yes. Easily," Oates said without hesitation.