Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 1/2/12
You had to know that, while Phoenix Coyotes' winger Raffi Torres probably deserved more than a fine for his hit on Jan Hejda last Thursday (not to mention, perhaps more than nothing for the one on Andrew Ference in the night before prior), it wouldn't be long before he gave Brendan Shanahan an opportunity to correct the oversight. The dude loves to charge. He's like the exact opposite of Ferdinand the Bull. Another objectionable hit was on the way. But in the very next game? A game he probably should have been sitting out with a suspension for basically the same thing? Now that's just plain annoying, and you can sense Shanahan's annoyance as he explains why Torres has been suspended two games for his hit on Minnesota Wild defenseman Nate Prosser: Shanahan leads with the explanation of why the hit is suspendable, and kudos to the department of player safety's audiovisual team for slowing this hit down to a crawl and showing us the exact moment his feet leave the ice and this becomes...
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