Punishment for Torres Must Be Swift, Severe

Chicago Tribune

For minutes that seemed like hours for Blackhawks teammates and fans Tuesday night at the United Center, Marian Hossa lay on the ice, a victim.

Not a hockey player felled in the spirit of healthy competition but a victim of the thuggery that continues to mar the NHL playoffs. With 8 minutes, 9 seconds left in the first period of Game 3, with malicious intent no alibi can mask, Coyotes goon Raffi Torres committed an indefensible act with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman in the audience. Torres left his feet and ...

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