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San Jose Sharks winger Raffi Torres continues to be a polarizing figure in National Hockey League circles and his Game 1 hit on Los Angeles Kings forward Jarret Stoll – regardless of what you think of the legality of said hit – has generally only cemented pre-existing notions concerning this repeat offender. Let’s face it: right or wrong as it relates to this particular incident, Torres’ reputation preceded him.
Torres’ suspension, barring a successful appeal, will last the duration of his team’s second round series.
The conversation on the feisty forward, as you can imagine, will survive much longer. Especially via social media.
a hit that isn’t suspension worthy, Raffi Torres on Stoll. Shoulder 2 shoulder. No charge. No blindside.That’s hockey.