In his first game back after serving a four game suspension, Vancouver Canauck forward, Raffi Torres pulled a Trevor Gillies and now finds himself in hot water once again. Half way through game 3 last night the Canuck’s grinder delivered another head-shot. This time he landed it on Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Brent Seabrook. This hit follows word-for-word violation of rule 48 in the NHL rule book. First, the point of impact was the opposing players head. Secondly, the opposing player was in a defenceless position and Torres didn’t let up. This should have been a 5-minute major and a game misconduct but was ruled a 2-minute minor for interference. Add in the fact that Torres is fresh off a four-game suspension for a hit to the head, thus making him a repeat offender, and I believe we are going to see a Matt Cooke Like suspension from the NHL.
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