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25 Games for Torres

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  1. 1. What do you think of Torres' 25 Game Suspension?

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http://www.nhl.com/i...vid=DL|NHL|home

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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DOUBLE STANDARDS MUCH?!?!?!

I have seen worse, and I would be okay with this hit being punished ONLY IF CONSISTENTLY!!!

I swear, the Weber non-hockey thing was worse than this... but not by much. I really am sick of this ******* NHL BS.

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Very much a reactionary decision from Shanny. As has already been stated easy to throw the book at Torres. He's basically a plugger that won't really have an effect on a series (barring injury an opposing team's player) Suspending Shea Weber on the other hand....

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if you guys don't follow the iron sheik on twitter i suggest you do:

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f*** the raffi torres

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Shooting wise I beat the f*** out of the Raffi Torres

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Raffi torres worse than mel gibson? Somebody tell me

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raffi torres - a nobody, repeat offender, 25 game suspension

byron bitz - ??? 2 games

carl hagelin - got some skill, nobody knows him, so 3 games

matt carkner - well, boyle had it coming, 1 game

james neal - too much talent, 1 game

aaron asham - repeat offender, won't be missed, 4 games

craig adams - instigator in last 5 minutes = automatic 1 gamer

andrew shaw - won't be missed, 3 games

nicklas backstrom - too much talent, 1 game

see, too many people know who weber is, and he's too important to the team/league. so, NO GAMES FOR YOU!

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Shanny has lost his ******* mind. There's making an example, and then there's making a joke out of yourself. Torres has done some stupid stuff, but that hit wasn't deserving of 25 games, no chance.

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