RAFFI TORRES NEWS

The long road back to the NHL continues for Raffi Torres

Raffi Torres stood tall with his hands clasped behind his back, addressing the local media following a preseason game between the San Jose Sharks and the Arizona Coyotes back in September. The winger had just made his return to NHL ice and talked about how good it felt to get back out there after missing a significant part of two consecutive seasons with a right knee injury that...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 1/29/16

With little news regarding the Islanders coming out in the last two days, there has been a bit of a lull. The Isles do not play again until Tuesday, February 2nd due to All Star Weekend, and, until then, we’re just going to have to tough it out. On a non-Isles note, this season seems to be one of long suspensions. Dennis Wideman, who cross-checked an official in a game against...
Via Islanders Insight
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks send F Raffi Torres on conditioning assignment

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks have sent forward Raffi Torres on a conditioning assignment in the minors following the completion of his 41-game suspension. The Sharks added Torres to the active roster Wednesday and immediately assigned him to the Barracuda of the AHL. Torres was suspended for half the season for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Hodge: Thumbs down to discipline disconnect

First, this article says what a lot of fans have been saying for a very long time, in all levels of hockey. I have begun to refer to this as blow the f'n whistle.If you monitor social media this is a reoccurring theme, nightly. The refs aren't calling the game of hockey by the book. When fans say it, they're just blind homers.That being said, someone needed to say it. What gives...
Via Goon's World
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

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

The most irritating players in the NHL

Every sport has them—athletes that are just downright irritating.You know, the guys who really know how to get under the skin other players. Being a bruiser and knowing how to throw a few punches isn’t enough. This breed is a trash-talker, an instigator, a troll whome you expect to spark trouble on the ice without even having to drop his gloves.To be clear, 'irritating' is not...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks-Sharks Preview

The Anaheim Ducks finished tied for the Western Conference's most points a season ago and fell one game shy of playing for the Stanley Cup with a Game 7 home loss for the third straight year. The Ducks have advanced a round further in each of the last three seasons and intend to take the next step. Coach Bruce Boudreau's team is a trendy pick to win the Stanley Cup this season, which...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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 Rinaldo, who’s had...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via Bloguin Best
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 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...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Torres offers apologies to Silfverberg, team in first statement since suspension

San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres is looking to make amends after receiving a 41-game suspension from the NHL's Department of Player Safety for a hit to the head of Anaheim Ducks winger Jakob Silfverberg in a preseason game.Torres issued a statement through the team Thursday to express regret for his actions. "I sincerely apologize to Jakob for the hit that led to this suspension...
Via Fox Sports
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
October 08, 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

Sharks forward Raffi Torres won't appeal 41-game suspension

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Jakob Silfverberg cleared to skate in practice following hit to head

The Anaheim Ducks announced that 24-year-old forward Jakob Silfverberg has been cleared to practice.Silfverberg had been briefly injured after San Jose Sharks' forward Raffi Torres cut across the ice and hit Silfverberg up high.Torres, who has a history of questionable hits, was suspended 41 games following the incident. As a result of the suspension, Torres must forfeit $440,860...
Via Fox Sports
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Demers tweets #FreeTorres, inadvertently creates meme

Raffi Torres renewed his status as one of the most controversial figures in the NHL Monday when he was suspended for a historic 41 games following a head shot against Jakob Silfverberg of the Anaheim Ducks. The suspension is the fifth of Torres's career for illegal hits, and everyone from fans to the league's Department of Player Safety to former teammates have said Torres's physical...
Via Fox Sports
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Bans Raffi Torres 41 Games (Suspension History)

When I first saw this story emerge on twitter I thought it was a miss print. The NHL's Department of Player Safety has hammered on Raffi Torres, and rightfully so. The San Jose Sharks forward will miss the first half of the NHL season. Some feel Torres has been given enough choices and he should be given a life ban from the NHL.First, the standard has been set, targetting the head...
Via Goon's World
October 05, 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

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 Bloguin Best
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

San Jose forward Torres to miss half NHL season following historic suspension

San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will miss at least half of the upcoming season. Torres was suspended Monday by the league for 41 games for an illegal hit to the head Jakob Silfverberg of the Anaheim Ducks in a preseason game on Oct. 3. Torres will have to forfeit $440,860.29 of his salary due to the suspension. The money will go to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund instead...
Via Fox Sports
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharks forward Torres suspended for 41 games for vicious hit

NEW YORK -- San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will miss half the season and lose more than $440,000 in salary after being suspended by the NHL on Monday for a hit on Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg. The league said the 41-game suspension without pay was for interference and an illegal check to the head against Silfverberg during the first period of a preseason game in Anaheim...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharks forward Raffi Torres suspended for 41 games for hit

NEW YORK (AP) San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will miss half the season and lose more than $440,000 in salary after being suspended by the NHL on Monday for a hit on Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg. The league said the 41-game suspension without pay was for interference and an illegal check to the head against Silfverberg during the first period of a preseason game in Anaheim...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via NESN.com
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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