Posts in category "raffi torres"

Blackhawks dominate Wild as series shifts to Minnesota

Blackhawks dominate Wild as series shifts to Minnesota
The starts could not have been more different.  Early in Game 1, the Minnesota Wild stymied the Blackhawks with their trap defense and complete elimination of the neutral zone.  As a result, the frustrated Hawks forced plays, made far too many extra passes, and didn’t find their stride until the end of the 1st period.... Read more »

Random Trade Deadline Musings

Random Trade Deadline Musings
This is my favorite time of the hockey season.  For whatever reason, the trade deadline frenzy has always excited me as a hockey fan.  I remember, back in the day, I’d be in front of two computers, tuned in to Canadian radio, and parked in front of the TV for hours, just waiting to hear... Read more »

There Might Not Be Blood

There Might Not Be Blood
Tonight’s the night.  Bloodthirsty Blackhawk fans have been looking forward to the “Raffi Torres revenge game” since that fateful night last spring when Torres injured Marian Hossa.  Callers to the Score along with the Twitter / Facebook folks are licking their chops at the impending demise of the Coyotes’ winger. Well, I think those fans... Read more »
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After crazy start, Hawks top Sharks in battle of the West

After crazy start, Hawks top Sharks in battle of the West
If you blinked, you missed a lot of the action.  I had to rewind Andrew Shaw’s goal while Tweeting after Michal Handzus scored.  The Hawks and Sharks, two of the NHL’s three best defensive teams, found themselves tied at 3 after 12 minutes of play.  In fact, four of those goals were scored in the... Read more »

Blackhawks reign on Kings banner night

Blackhawks reign on Kings banner night
It was quite a scene at the Staples Center in Los Angeles yesterday.  The defending champion Kings raised their first Stanley Cup banner, the players collected their championship rings, and the building was rocking…at least until the game started. While it’s hard to glean too much from the first game of the season, there are... Read more »

Bettman reduces Torres' suspension four games

Bettman reduces Torres' suspension four games
Everyone remembers Raffi Torres’ dirty head shot on Marian Hossa in last season’s playoff game.  After the hit, many hockey fans and observers questioned whether Brendan Shanahan and company would have the guts to do the right thing, and hand out a lengthy suspension.  They delivered, and suspended Torres for 25 games. The Coyotes played 13 more... Read more »
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Blackhawks Free Agency Shopping List

Blackhawks Free Agency Shopping List
Truth be told, I’ve been trying to write this blog for some time.  The opening of free agency in the NHL is Christmas in July for me.  I get extremely excited, and spend all of July 1st online, watching NHL Network, or on Twitter. So why the delay?  Easy.  The impending trade of Niklas Hjalmarsson... Read more »

Shaw returns for Blackhawks, and right in time

Shaw returns for Blackhawks, and right in time
Tonight, Andrew Shaw returns to the Blackhawks’ lineup for the first time since Game 2.  He collided with Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith in the second period.  For his actions, he was suspended for three games…missing Games 3, 4, and 5. So what does Shaw’s return mean for the Hawks? While Shaw will never be confused... Read more »

Need a laugh? NHL violence meets Taiwanese animation

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Last night was a rough night, for all of us.  We all need a laugh. Here’s a Taiwanese animation take on NHL violence and the Marian Hossa / Raffi Torres situation.
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Retaliation is not the answer for 'Hawks

Retaliation is not the answer for 'Hawks
Hawks nation is angry.  (Most of) the hockey world is angry.  Today on the 670 the Score, the common theme of the callers was “revenge.”  What Raffi Torres did is inexcusable…especially for a guy with such a record of dirty play and outright disregard for his opponents or their well being.  He’s a bad guy,... Read more »