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Bruins’ Zac Rinaldo: Raffi Torres’ suspension 'really opened my eyes’

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Earlier this month, the NHL dropped the hammer on San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres, suspending him 41 games — a full half-season — for the latest in a long line of illegal hits. Given Torres’ checkered history, the hockey community responded to the suspension with a collective “good riddance.” But for a player like Boston Bruins winger Zac...
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NHL Dept. of Player Safety inconsistent with discipline?

After handing down one of the longest suspensions in league history, it looked as though the NHL's Department of Player Safety was really throwing down the hammer when comes to late hits and checks to the head.Just two days into the season, this appears to not be the case, as a handful of questionable hits have already gone without suspension.Eyebrows raised at the consistancy of...
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Hockey Tweets of the Week – Week 1

Welcome to our weekly “Hockey Tweets of the Week” feature on Puck Drunk Love. We will aim to give you the most entertaining tweets each week from hockey players, writers and fans. This week we have a lot of topics to cover, but we’ll start with … The Raffi Torres Suspension GLENDALE, AZ – APRIL 15: Raffi Torres #13 of the San Jose Sharks lines up during a face off in...
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Sharks F Torres apologizes for hit that led to suspension

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres says that ''I am disappointed I have put myself in a position to be suspended again.'' Torres isn't appealing his 41-game suspension for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg in a preseason game. In a statement released by the team Thursday, Torres apologizes to Silfverberg and the Sharks. He says that...
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Why NHL Supplemental Discipline is Broken

Let’s Get Some Things Straight… First I am trying to approach this as fan of the game of hockey rather than a fan of the San Jose Sharks.  I think the big mistake that a lot of fans make when these incidents happen is that they automatically say, “well this happened to our guy, so this should happen to yours”.  Personally I hate this argument and it takes away from why...

Sharks' Torres won't appeal 41-game suspension

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will not appeal his 41-game suspension for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg in a preseason game. The NHLPA said Wednesday that Torres will not contest the longest suspension in NHL history for a hit on another player. This marks the fifth and most significant suspension for Torres in his career. His...
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Raffi Torres receives 41-game suspension for preseason hit

The National Hockey League announced today that San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres has been suspended for 41 games due to his  preseason match penalty for a hit to the head of Anaheim Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg. In the NHL’s video, they say they suspended Torres for targeting a defenseless Silfverberg. As Chris Johnston transcribed, the NHL notes “Torres has been warned...
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WATCH: Raffi Torres suspended 41 games for brutal illegal hit

Raffi Torres has learned his fate from the NHL. The San Jose Sharks forward was suspended 41 games without pay for his hit on Anaheim Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg during a preseason game Saturday. He will be suspended without pay for interference and an illegal check to the head. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced the penalty Monday, along with a video explanation...
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Raffi Torres Has not Learned his Lesson, Ejected for Brutal Head Shot

While he's not considered a repeat offender per the CBA, this hit could land Sharks forward Raffi Torres a long suspension. Torres, BTW, is technically NOT a repeat offender (no fines/suspensions in last 18 months) for purposes of how lost wages are calculated. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) October 4, 2015 But Torres' history of fines/suspensions CAN be factored into length...
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NHL needs to send message after another illegal hit by Raffi Torres

Stop us if you’ve heard this before. Raffi Torres threw a nasty, illegal hit which will likely earn him another suspension. Last night in a preseason game against Anaheim, Torres was given a match penalty for charging at Jakob Silverberg and hitting him in the side of the head, which knocked the young Swede out of the game. It’s a reckless, stupid hit – something Torres is...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

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