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“This has spiraled from out of control to total chaos. Do we really need a player to die on the ice for this insanity to stop?”
—NHL player agent Allan Walsh’s Tweet after Raffi Torres’ hit on Marian Hossa
Forget for a moment that there is no way the NHL is going to win the public relations battle stemming from what we have seen thus far in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Hockey’s critics have more cannon fodder than could be hoped for to marginalize the sport once more.
Think back to the black eye the sport got after the Devils and Rangers opened a game with three inconsequential fights in a regular-season game. The sport took a beating over that. Now, we have seen real chaos in these playoffs from the Torres hit on Hossa to the ugliness of the entire Penguins-Flyers series to God knows how many others, take your pick. In Tuesday’s night’s New Jersey-Florida series, one that has actually been pretty tame, the Panthers’ Sean Bergenheim looked like your average pro wrestler when he took...
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CHICAGO -- Forward Raffi Torres has been suspended indefinitely, pending an in-person hearing on Friday, the NHLs Department of Player Safety announced Wednesday. The hearing, which had been planned for Wednesday, was deferred at the request of the player and the National Hockey League Players' Association.
The hearing will be convened at the NHL's New York office for a...
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...
In case you missed last night's Chicago Blackhawks/Phoenix Coyotes game three, Chicago's Marian Hossa was knocked out of the game by Phoenix's Raffi Torres.
It happened in the first period of play at about the eight minute mark as Hossa was attempting to get the puck.
After nearly two minutes, Hossa was taken off on a stretcher with an apparent head injury:
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**** Raffi Torres!
This guy is a complete douche...
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.
Chicago's leading scorer during...
This per Josh Rimer from XM Radio. Torres, a repeat offender, took an incredibly cheap shot last night at Marion Hossa, sending Hossa to the Hospital. The lack of NHL players have for one another right now is absolutely staggering. We aren't even halfway through the open round of the playoffs and already have surpassed last year's suspension number for the entire playoffs...
via the Blackhawks website, The Blackhawks have released the following statement regarding forward Marian Hossa:
Chicago Blackhawks Head Team Physician Dr. Michael Terry:
“Marian Hossa suffered an upper body blow in the first period of tonight’s game. After initial evaluation on the ice he was taken by ambulance to the hospital for further testing, which yielded encouraging...
Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa was taken off on a stretcher after Phoenix Coyote Raffi Torres launched his missile like body at him. Chicago Blackhawks Head Team Physician Dr. Michael...
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I was watching the Phoenix Coyotes game last night and like most was shocked to see that Raffi Torres wasn’t kicked out of the game for his check on Marian Hossa. The even more puzzling thing was the fact that Torres wasn't challenged to a fight later in the game by one of the Blackhawks players. Now the Chicago Blackhawks have to depend on the NHL’s Department of Player...
Phoenix Coyotes thug forward Raffi Torres has been suspended indefinitely by the NHL after his disgusting hit on Marian Hossa in Tuesday night’s game. The league has requested an in-person hearing with Torres, and had reportedly asked for it to … Continue reading →
Really brutal hit here:
What is the Phoenix color guy even saying? Torres got no penalty, according to reports Hossa was sent to a Chicago hospital.
The NHL is basically out of control at this point. Wow.
Yes, yes.... Raffi Torres is suspended indefinitely until his hearing on Friday which he and the NHLPA requested be delayed. Obviously, Torres, a repeat offender is lawyering up for his meeting.
@RoseTintedVisor called me out for not mentioning Bergenheim's penalties. No kidding. Gotta give you something to snap at me about.
Okay, here's some more. Jesse D. Eisenberg...
On Coach’s Corner tonight, the main topic was the Raffi Torres hit on Marian Hossa.
CHICAGO In three games of the Coyotes-Blackhawks first-round playoff series, weve had three overtimes, two-game tying goals in the final minute of play, 14 different goal scorers and 124 saves from Phoenix goalie Mike Smith on 132 shots.
Normally, those would be dominant storylines. In this series, theyre window dressing.
When the Blackhawks and Coyotes spoke to the media following...