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"It's a mindset of believing" Wear the Torts pregame speech on a shirt

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“It’s amazing what can happen”

April 10, 2019. Tampa, Florida. Minutes before the start of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella gives his team a rousing motivational speech for the ages:

“Forget about skills. Forget about X’s and O’s. It’s a [expletive] mindset of [expletive] believing,” Tortorella said. “It’s amazing what can [expletive] happen. So you stand in there, and you don’t take a [expletive] backward step, not for a [expletive] second.

”Stand face to face with them and take it right [expletive] to them. There is no one taking a [expletive] backward step here.”

We all know what happened next:

the team got run off the ice 3-0 in the first period.

But AFTER that, the Jackets rallied to shock the world by scoring four unanswered goals against the President’s Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning.

In partnership with our friends at Breaking T, we are proud to offer a t-shirt for sale with an excerpt from the speech.

Click here to buy yours today.

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All proceeds The Cannon receives from this sale will be donated to the John and Christine Tortorella Family Foundation to support pet rescue efforts in Central Ohio.