A day after a disastrous loss to the New York Islanders, some fans may dream that the Vancouver Canucks will find a hero. Maybe that explains why John Tortorella has Batman on the brain.
When asked about the challenges facing new No. 1 goalie Eddie Lack, Tortorella made a comic book comparison, as Cam Tucker reports for Metro Vancouver.
“It’s Batman and Robin. It’s easy to be Robin. When you become Batman it changes a little bit and we expect some bumps in the road with Eddie,” Tortorella said. “But I’ve seen him this year handle so many different situations … that this is where we’re going.”
(Does that make Jacob Markstrom Chris O’Donnell? Roberto Luongo is probably hockey’s Michael Keaton, so it might be fair.)
At least Lack, 26, is taking the rather odd comparison in stride. Then again, maybe it’s all about the cool car.
“I always want to be Batman. Just going try to do my best here and get back at it,” Lack said. “The Batmobile is pretty cool.”
A sense of humor might just be needed in this situation.