|Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on April 21, 2012 at 12:55 PM|
Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres has been suspended 25 games by the NHL for his hit to the head of Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa during Game 3 Tuesday of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.
League disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan said Saturday that Torres' hit was "a violation of three NHL rules -- interference, charging and illegal check to the head."
I'm so glad Raffi Torres received steep punishment for these actions. This is the third or fourth time in a short span Torres has been suspended for this type of play. He deserves 25 games. I still can't believe there was no penalty on the play, the referee should be up for review. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville called the officiating a "disgrace," which drew him a $10,000 fine.
I think the official should be fined that amount for missing the call.
If Raffi Torres cannot adapt to today's game, he should not be in the National Hockey League.
I hope 25 games is enough to get the message across.