Brendan Shanahan has made an example out of Raffi Torres. The Phoenix Coyotes forward has been suspended 25 games for his hit on Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa. Torres left his feet on the hit and made direct contact with Hossa’s head. Hossa was taken off the ice on a stretcher and taken to hospital. He was then released to recover at home.
Here’s a look at the hit by Raffi Torres on Marian Hossa:
Now Torres is a repeat offender so that has played a role in the length of his suspension but was his hit on Hossa any worse than Zdeno Chara’s hit on Max Pacioretty? I am not saying that Torres doesn’t deserve to be suspended because he does! I am just showing you a prime example of the inconsistency of Brendan Shanahan. Chara clearly interfered with Pacioretty causing him to sustain a horrible injury and what did Chara get? Not even one game. Good job Shanahan!
Here’s a the Zdeno Chara hit on Max Pacioretty: