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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 star winger Marian Hossa with an open-ice hit on which Torres clearly left his feet, catching Hossa in the head with his shoulder and knocking him violently to the ice after the puck had cleared the area.
No penalty was called on the play a point of hot contention with Quenneville who couldnt believe all four officials missed it. Hossa lay on the ice for a lengthy period of time before he was carried off on a stretcher with his neck in a brace. He was taken via ambulance to a nearby hospital.
It was a brutal hit, Quenneville said. You could have a multiple-choice question, and its all of the above.
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At first glance, it may have looked like the hit Raffi Torres threw on Marian Hossa Tuesday night was clean. Watching it on TV during game speed made it tough to judge, but after seeing the replay it’s clear that Torres did a number of illegal things. As you can hear in the call in the video above, former player and current Coyotes analyst Tyson Nash disagrees that the play was...
Phoenix Coyote winger Raffi Torres has been suspended indefinitely, pending a hearing, by the NHL for his hit on Chicago Blackhawks forward Marion Hossa during Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinal series.
Torres will mis Game 4 on Thursday. Hossa has also been ruled out for Game 4 and no timetable is set for his return.
The hearing will take place at the NHL's New...
Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres delivered a bone-crushing hit on Chicago Blackhawks forward Marion Hossa, knocking him unconscious during Tuesday night's NHL playoff game in Chicago.
Hossa had to be taken off the ice in a stretcher and left the rink in an ambulance. However, Hossa underwent some tests at the hospital and was released.
Although Torres appeared...
Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa left Tuesday's Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinal series on a stretcher after a brutal hit from Raffi Torres of the Phoenix Coyotes.
Torres left his feet and blasted Hossa with his shoulder after the latter had just passed the puck near the boards at center ice.
Hossa remained on the ice for nearly five minutes as medical personnel...
Tonight, the chippy play between the Chicago Blackhawks and Phoenix Coyotes escalated as Raffi Torres took star winger Marian Hossa out of the game with a controversial hit. Hossa was taken off the ice on a stretcher after playing only 3:08.The hit is expected to be reviewed by the league shortly. How do you expect the NHL to discipline Torres, a repeat offender?
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 forward Raffi Torres has been suspended indefinitely, pending an in-person hearing Friday, the National Hockey Leauge's Department of Player Safety announced Wednesday.The hearing was deferred at the request of Torres and the National Hockey League Players' Association.Torres left his feet and blasted Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa with his shoulder in the...
((HT: NHL/TSN))If Aaron Asham got four games for his activity, then the Phoenix Coyotes Raffi Torres needs to be gone for a lot longer after this bush league crap from Tuesday's game Here's the short version...And the long version from FredMurtz and CNBCHossa was taken to Northwestern Medical Center, was released, and did not talk to a reporter as he left.More when we know...
For his comments regarding the officiating in Game 3, Joel Qhas ,e NHL.
With a new suspension seemingly being handed down by NHL discipline czar Brendan Shanahan every day that passes in the 2012 NHL playoffs (with Raffi Torres being the latest and perhaps most deserving player suspended thus far, with his suspension currently set at indefinite), a discussion about what it all means has been a prevalent [...]
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...