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Raffi Torres Hit on Brent Seabrook Will Result in a Long Suspension (Video)

Vancouver Canucks winger Raffi Torres had just returned from a four-game suspension for hitting Edmonton’s Jordan Eberle when he got into more trouble for another hit. Midway through the second period of Game 3 between the Canucks and Blackhawks, Torres blindsided Brent Seabrook with an elbow to the head. Here’s a video of the hit:

Torres is a repeat offender, who led with his elbow, straight to the head of Brent Seabrook. The NHL is trying to crack down on head shots ever since Matt Cooke leveled Marc Savard last year. We may be anticipating a Stanley Cup run for the Canucks, but after that hit they’ll probably be doing most of it without Torres.

Honestly Raffi Torres, you return from a four-game suspension for a hit only to do that? I don’t have anything to say except if Mike Scioscia were your coach, he’d probably give you the look of disbelief:

UPDATE: Torres will not be suspended for the hit.


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  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure that Torres has the same level od self-control and discipline that, quite frankly, really impress me about the Canucks. GO Canucks, GO!

  • http://profiles.google.com/apom101 Asaf Pomerantz

    How can it be a blindside hit? Seabrook was skating TOWARDS him, which makes it a head on collision. Blindside hit = the opposite of a head on collision. Also, there was clearly no elbow, no leaving the feet, and Seabrook had the puck at his feet, which means he shouldn’t have even been called for interference.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Quis-Custodiet/1238044230 Quis Custodiet

    Doncha just love the big dumb jocks… give them a forum and they know everything, without actually watching… or knowing anything about the sport… lots of hearsay and wink wink nudge nudge.

  • http://twitter.com/IntheOT Chad Margulius

    No suspesnion hahahah. There is no consistency whatsoever in this league. I dont think anyone knows whats considered a suspesnion or not.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    I think their disciplinary measures are based on one factor — whatever Campbell decides that day