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How About Some New Rules And Torres Talk Too

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

* New rule: When a penalty is assessed at the 20:00 mark of a period, the next period shall begin with the faceoff in the offensive zone of the club on the power play and not at the center dot.

New rule: When a player intentionally is thrown out of the faceoff circle following an icing in order to give his team a few extra seconds of rest — as was the case twice with the Bruins’ Milan Lucic in Game 1 against the Rangers — a delay of game minor shall be called.

* Boy, oh boy, is there an abundance of misplaced pity on behalf of Raffi Torres, the serial predator now employed by the Sharks serving a suspension of up to six games for his — what else? — headshot that took out the Kings Jarret Stoll in Game 1 of the Western semis.

And in arguing on behalf of his player, Sharks general manager Doug Wilson comes off as just another in a long line of NHL enablers whose failure to condemn recidivists such as Torres and Patrick Kaleta contribute to the danger these players pose to those around them every time they take the ice.


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PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

I keep hearing “it’s wrong to judge Torres based on his past, because of how much he changed his game.”

if he changed his game so much, then why did he blast a guy in the head?

I’m sure if Bertuzzi punched one of their players in the head and then fell on his unconscious body, they’d be saying “no no, don’t judge him on his past, he changed his game.”  uh huh.  sure they would.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/19/13 at 02:57 PM ET

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