It’s another day, and another questionable hit in the NHL Playoffs. Could this be any worse for the NHL family friendly brand of hockey? One thing is certain, more casual fans will tune into hockey games next year, especially the playoffs. All it cost were some scrambled brains. The new rule in the hockey disciplinary office of Brendan Shanahan seems to be dirty hits and plays can only be committed by star players, any player that lives on the 3rd or 4th line may face an actual suspension. Tonight’s culprit? Raffi Torres Torres last made major headlines for his hit last year on Brent Seabrook. A hit which was claimed to target the head, while the player was in a vulnerable position. Sounds like the Dustin Brown on Henrik Sedin hit this year. Neither hit resulted in a suspension.
He also laid a hit on Jordan Eberle, a hit that definetly targeted the head, and resulted in a 4 game suspension. Here’s a look at that one.
Here’s the latest, from tonight Torres takes out Marian Hossa. Hossa was carried out on a stretcher.