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Video- Raffi Torres With The ‘Offensive’ Elbow

Do you agree with the penalties?

Phoenix Raffi Torres: 2 minutes, elbowing
Phoenix Raffi Torres: 5 minutes, fighting
Boston Adam Mcquaid: 2 minutes, instigator
Boston Adam Mcquaid: 5 minutes, fighting
Boston Adam Mcquaid: 10 minutes, misconduct

 

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No. Curious to see if Torres receives anything more than the beat-down McQuaid dolled out; solid response by McQuaid.

Posted by Jesters Dead on 12/29/11 at 04:55 AM ET

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couldnt have happened to a better guy… y did the ref have to come in so quick and ruin all the fun

Posted by Oilers Rock from Edmonton, Alberta on 12/29/11 at 05:15 AM ET

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I remember when the Wings used to have eachothers backs…  Torres had this coming.. if he’s not going to change his game, players are going to change it for him.  Lose the instigator penalty.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 12/29/11 at 06:31 AM ET

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I remember when the Wings used to have eachothers backs…

Sad but true… Good old times

Posted by Zqto from Brazil on 12/29/11 at 10:26 AM ET

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Torres deserves this kind of beatdown every night.

I hope Shanahan suspends him. That’s a blatant target of the head and illegal hit.

P.S. @ HockeytownOverhaul, the NHLPA votes to keep the instigator penalty in every CBA. They want it in there.

Posted by Hank1974 on 12/29/11 at 10:29 AM ET

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Except for the fact that what Torres did wasn’t an elbow and that he probably should have gotten a major for targeting a guy’s head, these penalties are pretty much in line with what they should have been.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 12/29/11 at 11:00 AM ET

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Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 12/29/11 at 08:00 AM ET

This.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 12/29/11 at 12:30 PM ET

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Except for the fact that what Torres did wasn’t an elbow and that he probably should have gotten a major for targeting a guy’s head, these penalties are pretty much in line with what they should have been.

Yeah, that is the way I felt.  While Torres is a slime ball, McQuaid is not much better.

Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 12/29/11 at 12:48 PM ET

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Torres should be suspended for the hit, no doubt. No player in the game should be making that kind of hit period. The fact that he got a solid beatdown by McQuaid is irrelevant (though enjoyable, I must say).

As for the penalties, I think the refs could also have given Torres an Unsportsmanlike. But the fact that they end up a wash is fair, I believe.

Posted by Iggy_Rules on 12/29/11 at 12:54 PM ET

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I think it all evened out in the end. Torres is a dirtbag and McQuaid had no business in the fight.

Posted by timbits on 12/29/11 at 02:16 PM ET

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Now that Matt Cooke has been reborn as Tim Tebow Jr (so nice that no one can hate him—j/k); Torres is quickly taking his place as biggest crap bag in the NHL.  Honestly, this butt whooping by McQuaid was more enjoyable to watch than seeing Evander Kane knockout Matt Cooke. 

I hope Shanahan finishes this and puts Torres down for four games or more.

Posted by 11B4PF7 in MN on 12/29/11 at 04:33 PM ET

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Well, for my money, the most entertaining thing is when McQuaid knocks himself out on the end boards…..really brings out that cave-man look.

Posted by Guerin'sBackcheck on 12/29/11 at 06:04 PM ET

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