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Torres suspended until next round

Postby MarioLives on Thu May 16, 2013 6:40 pm

That is fair. He is dangerous
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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby Rylan on Thu May 16, 2013 6:42 pm

That is bull.
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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby canaan on Thu May 16, 2013 6:42 pm

Raffi, save your strength. Well need you for the hawks
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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby MRandall25 on Thu May 16, 2013 6:43 pm

Raffi Torres may be the new Matt Cooke.
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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby MarioLives on Thu May 16, 2013 6:51 pm

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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby MarioLives on Thu May 16, 2013 6:51 pm

Is he that bad
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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby DelPen on Thu May 16, 2013 6:54 pm

MarioLives wrote:Is he that bad

He seems to do this crap every year so yes, he is that bad.
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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby MarioLives on Thu May 16, 2013 6:56 pm

So should he be done forever?
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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby Rylan on Thu May 16, 2013 6:58 pm

No. That is ridiculous.
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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby mikey287 on Thu May 16, 2013 7:02 pm

Yeah, it's fair to say that Raffi Torres is public enemy #1 among relevant players...or at least pretty close to it. He is not very well liked it seems for his shenanigans. I'm assuming the Player Safety video has other angles to this hit and it's a legit head shot? Because at a glance, it looked like a shoulder to shoulder blow that had unfortunate consequences, I'll have to check it out...
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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby MRandall25 on Thu May 16, 2013 7:12 pm

mikey287 wrote:Yeah, it's fair to say that Raffi Torres is public enemy #1 among relevant players...or at least pretty close to it. He is not very well liked it seems for his shenanigans. I'm assuming the Player Safety video has other angles to this hit and it's a legit head shot? Because at a glance, it looked like a shoulder to shoulder blow that had unfortunate consequences, I'll have to check it out...


They said that, while the initial point of contact was the shoulder, it was a glancing blow and the head ended up being the "principle" point of contact.

Another part of the wording: he said Torres had a chance to lay a body-on-body hit, but chose a route that made the head the principle point of contact (paraphrased).
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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby Rylan on Thu May 16, 2013 7:14 pm

Wow that is so stupid. That actually is ridiculous.
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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby shmenguin on Thu May 16, 2013 7:14 pm

If there was any contact to the head, this is the right decision. Whether it was the primary point of contact or not, it doesn't matter. Torres has had plenty of chances. He needs to make some effort to avoid people's heads.
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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby JoseCuervo on Thu May 16, 2013 7:15 pm

Don't know how he gets more than abdelkader
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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby MRandall25 on Thu May 16, 2013 7:18 pm

There was contact to the head, and the video showed it, FWIW.
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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby MRandall25 on Thu May 16, 2013 7:18 pm

JoseCuervo wrote:Don't know how he gets more than abdelkader


Because he's Raffi Torres and he's done this 2 years in a row.
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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby Rylan on Thu May 16, 2013 7:19 pm

Its a ridiculous suspension no matter how you look at it.
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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby shmenguin on Thu May 16, 2013 7:26 pm

Rylan wrote:Its a ridiculous suspension no matter how you look at it.


So we should go back to slaps on the wrists for repeat offenders?

Or did everyone just forget that there is still a significant issue with head trauma in the NHL?
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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby Rylan on Thu May 16, 2013 7:30 pm

Don't get uppity with me shmenguin.

That is a ridiculous suspension. The 2 parts are primarily target the head and principle contact of the head. The primary target was NOT the head. It was the shoulder and he made contact with the shoulder before momentum carried him through the head of a player.

Now, if you give a suspension you give a set number of games. NOT A VARIABLE SUSPENSION. That is ridiculous.
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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby MRandall25 on Thu May 16, 2013 7:30 pm

Again, it's the 2nd time in 2 years that Raffi Torres has hit someone in the head during the playoffs. Doesn't really matter what the first point was. He had ample opportunity to hit Stoll in the side of his body instead of high by the head.

I'm surprised the suspension wasn't a set number of games, like 15. "For the rest of the series" doesn't seem like enough, and apparently violates part of the new CBA.
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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby Rylan on Thu May 16, 2013 7:35 pm

15 games?!? Are you mad?!

If you want to use the repeat offender thing that is fine. But 15 games is absolutely more ridiculous than a variable suspension.
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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby MRandall25 on Thu May 16, 2013 7:36 pm

I threw out a random number.

But again, he's done this 2 years in a row. He clearly didn't learn from his previous suspension.
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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby canaan on Thu May 16, 2013 7:36 pm

"repeat offender" is quickly becoming one of the more ridiculous terms in professional sports.
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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby Rylan on Thu May 16, 2013 7:37 pm

canaan wrote:"repeat offender" is quickly becoming one of the more ridiculous terms in professional sports.


Honestly, yea I am coming around to this line of thought.
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Re: Torres suspended until next round

Postby bhaw on Thu May 16, 2013 7:57 pm

Not sure what the argument is here. Torres went for Stoll's head and got it. He tried to maim Hossa last year (and did).

I don't get why repeat offender is ridiculous. I guess we could say "Torres is a guy who has tried to injure opponents by going after their heads on multiple occasions."

I'm fine with this decision. Stop trying to ruin other players' careers by going for concussion hits.
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