Torres’ upsets Blackhawks with borderline hit


Vancouver Canucks agitator, Raffi Torres, proved on Sunday night,  in Game 3,  that he is not about to change his playing style. Coming off a four game suspension, courtesy of a late season illegal hit to Edmonton Oilers’, Jordan Eberle’s, head, Torres quickly, once again, found himself in controversy.  During the Canucks 3-2 Game 3, Torres, who was playing in his first play-off game, delivered a questionable hit to Blackhawks’ defenceman, Brent Seabrook, which drew the attention of Hawks coach, Joel Quenneville. Seconds prior to the hit, Seabrook, who is one of Chicago’s best defenceman, was behind his net looking behind him for the puck.  Torres, who is 6-3 and 218 pounds, came roaring in and hit the defenceman hard in the head area. “I felt it on my cheek and my ear,” Seabrook said. “I didn’t have control of the puck … I don’t know what I was looking at to be honest with you.” Chicago made the Canucks pay as they capitalized on the man advantage to tie the game 2-2. While Canucks coach, Alain Vigneault, didn’t think the hit warranted a penalty, the same couldn’t be said about Quenneville, who wasn’t shy of letting his feeling known about the topic. “If he (Seabrook) wasn’t a big Western Canadian kid, somebody else would’ve been on a stretcher,” Quenneville said. “Is it a suspension? I don’t have to worry about it. It’s not my call. Guy (Torres) didn’t even get through his first game back off one.”


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