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Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville was fined $10,000 for criticizing the officiating in Tuesday's game against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Quenneville was livid that officials did not call a penalty on Phoenix's Raffi Torres after he delivered a shoulder-to-head hit on Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa.
Hossa was taken off the ice on a stretcher and transported to the hospital for treatment. He has been ruled out for Thursday's Game 4 against Phoenix and no timetable has been given for his return.
Quenneville called the officiating a "disgrace" and called Torres leaping check a "brutal hit." Torres has been suspended indefinitely pending a league hearing Friday.
The Coyotes carried a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series entering Game 4 in Chicago.
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The NHL has fined Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville $10,000 for criticizing officials following a playoff game against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Quenneville criticized the game officials for failing to call a penalty on Raffi Torres after the Coyotes forward hit Marian Hossa with his shoulder and drove him to the ice in Tuesday night's Game 3.
Hossa was carried off the ice...
The Chicago Blackhawks said there was nothing new to report on the condition of injured forward Marian Hossa.
"There's no change," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said.
Hossa was injured in Tuesday's Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinal series on a brutal shoulder-to-head hit from Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres.
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Obviously the entire hockey world has seen the hit Coyotes forward Raffi Torres put on Marian Hossa on Tuesday night. The league has already suspended Torres indefinitely, and the Blackhawks have already ruled Hossa out of Game Four on Thursday night. Phoenix coach Dave Tippett told the collected media on Wednesday that he thought it was a hockey play, describing the hit as something...
And here are links to some other opinions on the play: TSN’s Bob McKenzie Yahoo!s Puck Daddy – Greg Wyshynski Chicago Tribune’s Steve Rosenbloom Sportsnet’s Mark Spector Toronto Globe & Mail’s David Shoalts
The Chicago Blackhawks and Phoenix Coyotes didn’t finish Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals without an extension of the tension that has boiled over the last few days.
This time around, however, it was a routine drop of the gloves, which, actually, hasn’t been a routine at all in this series. It comes from unfamiliar land as Andrew Shaw was slapped with...
The Chicago Blackhawks Marian Hossa took a nasty illegal hit from the Phoenix Coyotes‘ Raffi Torres tonight that left him motionless on the ice. As you can see after the jump, Torres left his feet for the hit so he’s likely going to face a suspension. He’s a repeat offender, so he could face 10 games.
Brendan Shanahan needs to send a message to Torres before he paralyzes somebody...
CHICAGO Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville didnt mince his words.
"The refereeing tonight was a disgrace, he said following the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 overtime win Tuesday at United Center.
He intentionally cast a blanket over the entire performance, but his ire was sparked by one particular play.
Midway through the first period, Coyotes forward Raffi Torres lined up Chicago...
from Elliotte Friedman of CBC, • Joel Quenneville’s in- and post-game meltdowns—although justified—will test Gary Bettman. Teams were warned not to criticize officiating during these playoffs. On the annual pre-playoff conference call, Bettman got on the line and warned of stiff fines if anyone lashed out at the zebras. One exec called it “The Tortorella Rule.”
via Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic, Nash, a former player and current broadcaster with Fox Sports Arizona, called Torres’ hit on Hossa “as clean of a hit as you’re going to get” during Tuesday’s game.
Since then, Nash has received death threats and a slew of insults via Twitter.
The Blackhawks were upset, as were their fans. Nash, who once played for Blackhawks...