After hitting Jarred Stoll with an “illegal” hit to the head, Raffi Torres will miss the rest of round 2 against the LA Kings. This coming after game 1 in which Stoll left with an injury.
If you want my opinion I think this is crap. I grow tired of listening to Shanahan and his reasoning for why he thinks the letter of the law should drop. I seen Abdelkader do the same in a RED WINGS uniform with out a blink from Shanny and his goons from the NHL office. It really is a joke. You see Stoll bending over then popping upright as Torres delivered his check. At the start Raffi targeted the shoulder and that was his point of contact but it slipped into the head of Stoll. Raffi lost his footing and they both ended up on the ice.
Did he intend to injure him? NO. Sure he was tired of missing time from suspension and has been very aware of his conduct while trying to still show toughness. This is hockey. Where men take care of business by dropping the gloves and fighting on the ice. If you keep girling it up it will become the NFL.
If you listen to the bogus video explanation you hear “He continued to slide through the check without lifting.” Hmm funny he missed a lot of time for lifting and leaving his feet. Look this was a hockey play. A good one that ended badly. Hard checking is part of the game. Did he receive a penalty or game misconduct? No but Shanny and his cronies target certain players. They label them repeat offenders. So the written rule or law is different toward them which is illegal. We live in a democracy where all men should be treated and judged equally. So if Sydney Crosby does this does he get suspended? LOL NO NO NO NO and dont be stupid no.
BS and I feel for Torres on this one. Shame on you NHL. Keep the big markets best interest in mind. Maybe why LA got all the calls last season against Phoenix and still do today. Why Boston and New York found a way to meet in the playoffs. Seen how the Rangers had far more power play minutes then the Capitals. Coincidence?