Statement from Sharks GM on Raffi Torres suspension

Full statement from Sharks GM Doug Wilson…
The Sharks organization fully supports the NHL in its efforts to remove illegal and dangerous hits from the game but we strongly disagree with the NHL’s decision to suspend Raffi Torres.
Upon review of the incident, it is abundantly clear that this was a clean hockey hit. As noted by [...]

VIDEO: NHL explains Raffi Torres suspension

San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres has been suspended for the remainder of the second round of the playoffs for his hit on Jarret Stoll. Here’s the full NHL explanation…

Meanwhile, Stoll remains sidelined following the hit. He will not play in Game 2 tonight and Brad Richardson will take his place in the Kings’ line-up.
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Sharks’ players react to Torres hit and pending disciplinary hearing

Sharks forward Raffi Torres will appear before the NHL Disciplinary Committee in New York on Thursday afternoon. As such, Torres will definitely miss Game 2 in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, the status of Jarret Stoll’s availability for the game remains unknown at the time of this post.
Regardless, San Jose defenseman Jason Demers thumbed out a tweet in [...]

Raffi Torres and Jarret Stoll – former roommates and BFFs?

Everybody is talking about the Raffi Torres hit on Jarret Stoll from last night, but what about ‘back in the day’ when they were good buddies…
Former Oliers’ Strength and Conditioning coach Chad Moreau tweeted this:
#RaffiTorres hit on @jarretstoll I remember when they used to be best buds in ETown. #whereisthelove
— Chad Moreau (@Hockey_OT) May 15, [...]

VIDEO: Raffi Torres hit on Jarret Stoll in Game 1 – Sharks at Kings

The following video is of Raffi Torres’ hit on Jarret Stoll from the second period of Tuesday night’s playoff game between the Sharks and Kings…

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Stoll did not play another shift after the hit.
Following the game, here’s a link to what Kings coach Darryl Sutter had to say about the situation.
Meanwhile, Sharks coach Todd McLellan [...]

Comments from Coyotes locker room after 4-0 loss to Kings

Prior to Monday’s game, Phoenix coach Dave Tippett and captain Shane Doan talked about the importance of staying out of the penalty box against the Kings. However, they were whistled for seven penalties in the game and two power play goals by the Kings had them down 2-0 and they never fully recovered – as Jonathan [...]