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is one of the things that I like about the NHL. The players sort things out on
the ice and settle things like men.
season, during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Raffi Torres steam rolled Marian Hossa with
a dirty and dangerous hit. Hossa suffered a concussion and Torres was suspended
for 25 games.
appealed the suspension, and the NHL reduced his suspension to 21 games. Torres
is now back playing with the Coyotes after serving his long ban.
guess you could say that we all knew that this day would come, and the first
time that the Phoenix Coyotes played the Chicago Blackhawks, Torres would have
to answer the bell against the one of the Blackhawks players. The hockey code demanded it.
Torres didn't turtle, he answered the bell, and did quite well against Jamal Mayers.
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Step aside, Barry Melrose. Mike Smith’s new mullet may be the most ridiculous hairstyle to hit the NHL. My first thought when I saw this photo was, “When did Mike Smith have the time to get drunk enough to let someone do this to his head?” However, upon further investigation, it appears that this was a sober decision and that Smith is actually quite fond of his new ‘do. It’s...
As discussed on the "Nooner with the Big E" on NextSportStar TV yesterday, the Blackhawks and Coyotes were squaring off for the first time since Raffi Torres practically decapitated Marian Hossa...
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Here's the fallout and the retribution...
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GLENDALE, Ariz. The obvious storyline for Thursdays Blackhawks-Coyotes game at Jobing.com Arena was the Raffi Torres-Marian Hossa reunion. It was the first time the two had been on the same ice since Torres laid out Hossawith a shot to the head in last seasons playoffs, earning a 25-game suspension that was later reduced to 21 games.
Chicago gave Torres the obligatory payback when...
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Hockey is a funny sport.
10 months ago, Phoenix goalie Mike Smith and his flowing locks were the toast of the game. These days, Smith is a complete sieveâalbeit still possessing his tonsorial splendor.
The Blackhawk Blitzkrieg through the Western Conference continued last night in Glendale, AZ, with a 6-2 beatdown administered to the Coyotes, Phoenixâ...
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Remember that fast start every NHL club talked about and dreamed about when the 113-day lockout ended and the 48-game sprint -- er, schedule -- was unveiled? Well, Chicago is the team everybody else was hoping to be.
The Blackhawks have raced out to an NHL-best 8-0-2 record despite playing eight of their first 10 games on the road. They have not been beaten in...
Patrick Kane had another big night and the Chicago Blackhawks won again.
The fact that they exacted a bit of revenge on Raffi Torres and routed the Phoenix team that ousted them from last season's playoffs only made it sweeter.
Kane had two goals and an assist, and the Blackhawks remained the only NHL team without a loss in regulation this season by beating the Coyotes 6-2...
GLENDALE, Ariz. The Sharks will have had four days to stew on back-to-back losses by the time the Coyotes take the ice Saturday for a matinee meeting at HP Pavilion. San Jose wasnt beaten in regulation in its first eight games before the Ducks and Blackhawks stalled what had been a torrid start with 2-1 and 5-3 wins in Anaheim and San Jose, respectively.
Will that mean a more...
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Prior to this week, Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith had been growing out his hair for a very long time. As you can see from the photo above on the left, he had one of the raddest hairstyles in the NHL for all of last season and into this year. Many fans will be disappointed to hear that Smith recently cut his hair — until they see his new haircut. The photo above on the right...
Patrick Kane had two goals and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks remained the only NHL team without a loss in regulation this season by routing the Phoenix Coyotes 6-2 Thursday night.
Viktor Stalberg, Jonathan Toews and Bryan Bickell each had a goal and an assist as the Blackhawks improved to 9-0-2. Dave Bolland also scored for Chicago.
Martin Hanzal and Raffi Torres scored...
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The key for the Hawks here is to guard against a letdown, after Tuesday nightâs big win in San Jose. The Coyotes, unlike the Sharks, will be well-rested tonight, and are coming off two straight victories.
For some reason, well theyâre a pretty...
The NHL wasted no time in rescinding the match penalty handed out to Sharks forward Andrew Desjardins for his crushing open-ice hit on Jamal Mayers of the Blackhawks on Tuesday.
As the rulebook states:
“The Referee, at his discretion, may assess a match penalty if, in his judgment, the player attempted to or deliberately injured his opponent with an illegal check to the head....