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#1 RedFX

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:09 AM

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NEW YORK -- Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres has been suspended for 25 games for launching himself to deliver a late hit to the head of Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa during Game 3 of the teams' Western Conference Quarterfinal playoff series in Chicago on Tuesday, April 17, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

Should the 25 games not be served by the conclusion of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the remaining games of the suspension will carry over into the following regular season. Torres will be prohibited from playing in any preseason games until he has served this 25-game suspension (playoff and regular-season games).

Should the suspension carry over to next season, because he is classified as a repeat offender under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Torres will forfeit $21,341.46 in salary for every regular-season game in which he is ineligible to play.

The incident occurred at 11:42 of the first period. Hossa suffered an injury as a result of the hit.

Torres already has served one game of this suspension, Game 4 of the series in Chicago on Thursday, April 19.




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Edited by RedFX, 21 April 2012 - 11:13 AM.

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#2 GMRwings1983

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:11 AM

Wow!

That means if he did it to Crosby, he'd get jail time.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:13 AM

Wow!

That means if he did it to Crosby, he'd get jail time.

He would probably face a firing squad after the hearing actually.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:16 AM

I don't remember what his last suspension was games wise, but this sounds about right for this idiot.

He needs to be weeded out of the game or neutered, much like Matt Cooke was. We didn't hear much about Cooke this season did we?
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:16 AM

It's nice of Torres to go ahead and serve everyone else's suspensions as well.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:18 AM

Looks good on him. That f*****'s been running around for years.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:19 AM

I think it's a suspension, but my god 25? I've seen worse this playoffs. Yes players didn't get hurt but that doesn't mean the guy shouldn't be suspended cause the guy didn't get injured. Sick joke NHL! Sick joke shanahan your a bum!!

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:20 AM

Has any hockey player in recent history gotten that prolonged a suspension before? I honestly can't remember. Frankly though, he deserves it. That was beyond the pall, even compared to some of the insanity we've seen already.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:23 AM

After seeing Shanahans compilation of all the Torres-stupidity - I think this serves him right.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:29 AM

I don't remember what his last suspension was games wise, but this sounds about right for this idiot.

He needs to be weeded out of the game or neutered, much like Matt Cooke was. We didn't hear much about Cooke this season did we?




Torres really is a suspension waiting to be handed out, isn't he.

If he'd learn how to hit legally...

As much as I displike Cooke, he did somewhat reivent himself this year and possibly prolong his career. You can't argue with the fact that he had as many goals as Pavel, and only three less than Zetterberg. He has the numbers we needed from Cleary, Helm, and Abdelkader.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:30 AM

Consider this....what was Bertuzzi's TOTAL games missed after "The Incident?" Now, compare that to this hit....WAY WAY too harsh...I think Bertuzzi missed about 20 games total....

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:31 AM

When I first saw the 25-game suspension, I thought it might be a bit heavy-handed, but after watching the explanation video that showed how many times Torres has done this exact same thing over his career, I think it was definitely warranted.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:32 AM

The last suspension of similar length that I can remember is when Chris Simon two-handed another player in the face back when he played for the Islanders. I don't think this hit is on par with that kind of action, but definitely deserved a lengthy suspension due to Torres' history. 25 games though? Eh...

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:32 AM

Has any hockey player in recent history gotten that prolonged a suspension before? I honestly can't remember. Frankly though, he deserves it. That was beyond the pall, even compared to some of the insanity we've seen already.

Yep:

The Rest Of The Season (minimum 25 games)
Chris Simon of the New York Islanders, for a slash to the face of the Rangers' Ryan Hollweg in March, 2007. Simon misses 15 regular season games plus all of the Islanders' playoff games. The suspension carries over to 2007-08 if necessary to meet the 25-game minimum.


AND THEN AGAIN THE FOLLOWING SEASON:

30 Games
Chris Simon of the New York Islanders, for stomping on the leg of Pittsburgh's Jarko Ruutu in December, 2007. It is the seventh suspension of Simon's NHL career.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:33 AM

That must have included 5 games that were Webers? I have seen much worse in these playoffs so I would say a bit harsh. 10 would have been right and I hate Torres. Ashams was way worse I think.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:34 AM

I think Matt Cooke got about 20.

Shanny was flexing his muscle, "See I can be tough!" ... But the day before, Bettman says to Shanny ... see I own Phoenix, I won't ***** and it makes you look good. We'll make Torres the poster child for bad hits.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:34 AM

To people comparing pre-head hit era hockey suspensions to now, stop it.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:34 AM

Well deserved, but also an easy target to throw the book at and say, "See! We've got this thing under control!" Already a multiple-time offender, bottom line scrub, he had no chance (not that he especially deserves one).
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:36 AM

The game I grew up watching is gone and has become a joke.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:11 PM

But, what about the television ratings?

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