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NHL justice howling at the moon

“We’ve unmasked madmen, Watson, wielding scepters. Reason run riot. Justice howling at the moon.” -Sherlock Holmes, Murder by Decree

Last night Raffi Torres nearly broke Marian Hossa’s neck.  Maybe he did break it.  It was an escalation of violence in a series that seems to have more injuries than the much talked about Philadelphia-Pittsburgh series.  I say “seems” because I don’t believe Giroux, Schenn and Couturier have all avoided injury.  They all had head injuries this season, I don’t believe they all got out of that unscathed.  But we know that Hanzal and Hossa have both been seriously injured, while others missed games or parts of games with injuries, and probably some are playing injured as you find on all teams.  But this situation is not normal like you find on all teams.  It’s as if the Shaw incident was not definitive enough, people could not agree that he should have or could have avoided hitting Smith.  Torres cleared that up. 

Who is responsible for the escalating level of underhanded viciousness we are seeing in round one of the 2012 NHL playoffs?  Who can stop it?  Do we want to?

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