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San Jose Sharks’ Raffi Torres “Disappointed” After Suspension

(Scot Tucker/SFBay) Raffi Torres is no stranger to controversy when it comes to illegal hits, but the league finally had enough after Torres’ blow to the head of Anaheim’s Jakob Silfverberg in San Jose’s preseason game last month. Handed a 41-game suspension for repeated disciplinary action surrounding his hits, Torres will sit out half of the Sharks regular season. Torres...
Via The Sports Journal
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Raffi Torres will miss start of next season

The San Jose Sharks have announced that forward Raffi Torres will miss the start of the upcoming season after undergoing surgery. #488462333 / gettyimages.comTorres underwent surgery to alleviate an infection on his right knee. During the 2013-2014 season Torres underwent surgery to repair his ACL that he tore during the preseason. According to Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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