The NHL and it’s “wheel of justice” proved once again that they are consistent at being inconsistent. No suspension for Raffi Torres, a repeat offender. Makes me wonder that the hell is going on between the minds that are making the decisions on these things. Clearly, a dumb, foolish, and careless play by Torres. A bit reckless as well. I’m not the only one that thinks he deserves having the book thrown at him. His hometown feels relatively the same. Vancouver Sun.
Again, I love physical play and hitting…..however, the objective of hitting is to separate the player from the puck, and “finish” your check. Maybe the only way Vancouver can beat Chicago is to try and bulldoze their way through it. Jonathan Toews has a few words to say about this. Globe and Mail.
Quick and abbreviated links for today:
Rumor Roundup: Tomas Vokoun to KHL? Please tell us it’s not true! The Hockey News.
Puck Daddy’s Three Stars for Monday Night.
Bruins beat the Habs as Montreal is initially uninspirired. TSN.ca.
Kris Letang helps the Pens beat the Lightning. NHL.com.
The Wings keep things classy in Phoenix. Octopus Thrower.
Raffi Torres is public enemy number one in Chicago. Sun-Times.
Elliotte Friedman’s 30 Thoughts.
Phoenix is almost done. Almost. Pro Hockey Talk.
The Active Stick looks at Montreal’s loss.
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