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Torres fined for elbow on Hejda

Dec 31, 2011, 1:17 PM EDT

This just in — Raffi Torres is $2,500 poorer. The NHL has fined the Coyotes forward the maximum amount allowed under the CBA for an elbow on Colorado defenseman Jan Hejda during Thursday’s game in Denver.

Probably going to be a few people who think Torres deserves more than a fine, especially considering he’s been suspended before. And he controversially elbowed Boston’s Andrew Ference on Wednesday, though no supplemental discipline was handed out by the NHL.

  1. imleftcoast - Dec 31, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Now that definitely deserves a game or two. The Ferrence hit was barely a penalty, but this one shows a disrespect for another player’s safety. The fact that it’s in the same week though, that’s just stupid play by Torres.

    • tommytd - Dec 31, 2011 at 7:30 PM

      Stupid play by a dirty player.

  2. bigkniht37 - Dec 31, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    the NHL really needs to rethink its fine policy in the new CBA, $2500 really isn’t a whole lot of money to a professional athlete and it clearly doesn’t deter them from committing the crime again, if they slapped Torres or another goon with a nice 50,000 dollar fine I’d imagine it would cut down on the goonery.

  3. pastabelly - Dec 31, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Torres hit on Ferrence wasn’t a borderline penalty. It was a cheap shot dirty play and that’s why McQuaid kicked his ass as soon as it happened.

  4. vanfoodman - Dec 31, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    A fine for a repeat offender? Uh, what kind of message does that send? Torres and his like have got to be weeded out of the league, NOW!

  5. trollaikman8 - Dec 31, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    I enjoyed the thorough beating he received by McQuad. Keep the rats accountable.

  6. hockeyfan2010 - Dec 31, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    I’m absolutely befuddled by the NHL this week. Twice in one week this guy has laid into someone’s head and all he walks away with is a $2,500 fine. He has a proven track record of headhunting and the NHL continues to look the other way.

    I can appreciate all the videos that Brendan Shanahan has put out explaining suspensions, but it’s situations like this that are making me think the NHL is playing favorites when it comes to certain players and their behavior on the ice.

    • tommytd - Dec 31, 2011 at 7:35 PM

      Hey it won’t be long when all the class acts in the NHL are sitting out with concussions and the only skaters left will be the goons and that’s why, in my opinion, hockey will always be a “second tier” professional sport. The goon element turns off lots of folks. Eddie O says it’s the greatest sport in the world…hardly.

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