Tortorella, Hitchcock calling truce

John Tortorella has ceased firing off his mouth about Ken Hitchcock and Bob Clarke.

Updated: May 18, 2004, 3:09 PM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Well, it was fun while it lasted. But Tampa Bay Lightning head coach John Tortorella has ceased firing off his mouth about Philadelphia head coach Ken Hitchcock and general manager Bob Clarke.

"I'm out," Tortorella told the Tampa Tribune on Monday. "I am not going to get involved in it anymore. That banter -- and some of the other banter that's going on, if you'd like to call it that -- it's just childish comments.

"I just don't want to lose sight of the integrity of the game here in this series. We have one helluva series going on here."

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