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Phoenix Coyotes' Raffi Torres Suspended 25 Games

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Brendan Shanahan released this video earlier today, announcing a 25-game suspension for Raffi Torres' check to Marian Hossa's head in Game 3 of the Coyotes' first-round series against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Highlights:

  • Torres was guilty of three penalties for the same hit: interference, charging, and intentional hit to the head
  • Torres has a long history of supplemental disclipline for head shots
  • Hossa's major injury played a role in the decision.

So what do you think? Has Shanahan "fixed" hockey now? Is this a smokescreen meant to "set the example" similar to Matt Cooke's lengthy suspension last year? Do you see things changing from here? Sound off in the comments.