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Quenneville: Hossa out for Game 4

Apr 18, 2012, 2:45 PM EDT

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Brendan Shanahan just got more cause to suspend Raffi Torres for last night’s hit on Marian HossaBlackhawks coach Joel Quenneville says Hossa won’t play tomorrow when Chicago and Phoenix resume their series.

Since injury is taken into consideration when it comes to imposing supplementary discipline, we can expect a stiffer suspension for Torres than if Hossa had been able to participate in Game 4.

Of course, we shouldn’t ignore what might be the most important part of this news, that being Chicago will be without one of its best players in a huge game. If the Blackhawks lose tomorrow and fall behind 3-1 in the series, they’re in serious trouble.

“They lose [Torres] and take out one of our best players,” said Chicago captain Jonathan Toews. “That’s a pretty good trade for them.”

Quenneville said Hossa is resting at home and that “we’re all angry today,” the latter for obvious reasons.

He also said there’s a “good chance” rookie Brandon Saad will draw into the lineup.

Related: Torres suspended indefinitely, in-person disciplinary hearing on Friday — will miss Game 4

  1. bloggersarenotjournalists - Apr 18, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    #1 rated comment on tsn.ca for this story

    “Resolution To Problem: Remove instigator penalty from the rule book.”
    +91 Thumbs up

    But what would a bunch of hockey living and breathing Canucks know about the sport eh?

    Ohhhhh gimme back the days where you had to dress 1-2 enforcers to make sure nobody pulled the type of crap Torres and many other non-tough guys pull all the time now.

    Torres would already be out of the league in the 80’s, we would have been beaten so badly that his game of charging and leaping at players would have been ended.

    Now we have people calling for the NHL to suspend the hell out of these rats
    Can’t we have both?

    Get rid of the instigator and keep going light on enforcers just doing their job (Carkner 1 game perfect)

  2. mj6rings - Apr 18, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    I think Hossa is faking it to get a longer suspension for Torres

    • bloggersarenotjournalists - Apr 18, 2012 at 3:35 PM

      LMAO
      As if Torres who has been suspended so many games already for this exact type of crap I have lost count, needs any help.

      • mj6rings - Apr 18, 2012 at 3:50 PM

        Glad you saw the joke in my comment

      • nannern - Apr 18, 2012 at 5:03 PM

        You r stupid!! Torres is a thug and should be kicked out of hockey!!!!! He is despicale. No one would ever consider him an athlete!!

    • nannern - Apr 18, 2012 at 5:01 PM

      You r stupid!! Torres is a thug and should be kicked out of hockey!!!!!

    • sabatimus - Apr 18, 2012 at 5:50 PM

      Nobody else did either.

  3. bloggersarenotjournalists - Apr 18, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    And if the NHL wants to get hardcore about these types of plays.
    Allow Shanny to include that some suspensions have this little condition included.

    The team can’t replace the player and must play with a short bench during the suspension.

    Coaches will stop playing these guys tout suite, and some of these rats will think twice before swinging around, ignoring the puck and going out to destroy players with far more talent than they possess.

    • themohel - Apr 18, 2012 at 4:11 PM

      Given that Hossa for Torres is a bad trade for the Hawks, they should convert Shaw’s suspension to 5 more games at the start of next year and let him play the rest of this series.

  4. lovinthatsomanyhateonnd - Apr 18, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    i just think its highly ironic the hawks are claiming foul, when their player laid a dirty cheap shot on our goalie.

    • cweez2 - Apr 18, 2012 at 3:46 PM

      Well maybe Smith should’ve taken his nap on a stretcher, instead of the ice. He could’ve left the game too. And last I checked, Shaw’s still suspended and until further notice, Torres got one game.

    • themohel - Apr 18, 2012 at 4:12 PM

      lovin – that might be the dumbest thing I’ve read on here all day, and that is saying a lot!!

    • comeonnowguys - Apr 18, 2012 at 4:48 PM

      Goalie never left the game.

      Goalie said he was 100% after the game.

      The crying foul is as much who did it (again), and the fact no penalty was called.

      Goalie rolling around on the ground got 5 minutes, a hook, and an additional 3 games.

  5. 1sportschica - Apr 18, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    Shanahan–note to self: need to revise penalty for a player suspended for injuring another player. New rule: The suspended player doesn’t set foot back on the ice until the injured player does.

    • bigoldorcafromvan - Apr 18, 2012 at 5:19 PM

      No Shanny suspends player for x number of games. The suspended player sits out untill the injured player comes back on the roster. Then the suspended player serves the x number of games. Next ofense doubles 2x games

  6. yotesfan3 - Apr 18, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    In all reality torres does not get susspended if Hossa gets back up. I mean you never want to see that happen and hope Hossa gets better. just he gets back up, never looked at by nhl

    • bigoldorcafromvan - Apr 18, 2012 at 5:24 PM

      That is exactly what happened Sunday in LA. Brown late hit H Sedin and the soft swede got to the bench and missed maybe one shift and came back out and played a 2 minute plus shift. It wasn.t even a story. But then again if Sedin got hurt every body east of the Rockeys and south of Richmond would be saying he is just a diver and faking it.

  7. 1sportschica - Apr 18, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    No Shanny suspends player for x number of games. The suspended player sits out untill the injured player comes back on the roster. Then the suspended player serves the x number of games. Next ofense doubles 2x games

    works for me; bottom line–let the punishment fit the crime. It’s long overdue.

  8. mathpete13 - Apr 18, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    wtb three-strikes rule

    three suspensions/fines in a single season = sit out the remainder and next…

    that would fix a lot of this crap

    you could even add more…second time you’re hit with a third strike in a following season = kiss your sorry career goodbye

  9. proudliberal85392 - Apr 18, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Would you people please learn how to spell correctly.

  10. thirtyearfan - Apr 19, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    To think Hossa is faking to increase Torres suspension is moronic. Go back to watching baseball.

  11. thirtyearfan - Apr 19, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Mj6rings. That is about the dumbest thing I have ever read. Hossa sits out just to increase Torres suspension? That would make a lot of sense. Torres is such a superstar afterall!

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