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Tippett on Torres appeal: “No reaction at all”

May 3, 2012, 8:21 PM EDT

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Earlier today, reports surfaced that Phoenix Coyotes winger Raffi Torres and the NHLPA plan on appealing the length of his 25-game suspension. Perhaps this is in line with the team approving the ban in the first place, but Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett didn’t have much to say to Sarah McLellan about Torres’ appeal.

“Inconsequential,” Tippett said. “No reaction at all. I don’t know anything about it.”

Sounds like Torres might not find his way back in Phoenix’s lineup anytime soon – suspension or not. Gary Bettman makes the call on appeal hearings, so he’ll get to determine if Tippett even has to make that choice.

  1. bag217 - May 3, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    When did the Coyotes move to Philadelphia?

    • James O'Brien - May 3, 2012 at 9:37 PM

      Thanks for the catches folks. Fixed.

  2. philly4lyfe - May 3, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    I know you assume all dirty plays are by people wearing orange and black, but come on! The Philadelphia coyotes?

  3. Doesnotmatter - May 3, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    Philadelphia Coyotes? You might want to change that.

    • Doesnotmatter - May 3, 2012 at 8:55 PM

      “Inconsequential,” Torres said. Wasn’t that Tippett?

  4. puckyouall - May 3, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    This article is a total mess. Made no sense as stated by other above. Writing too much too fast perhaps?

  5. barkar942 - May 3, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Won’t it be a conflict of interest for the team owner to hear the appeal for his own player? Guess we had better hope the sale of the Yotes go through quickly so Betman isn’t his team owner at the hearing.

  6. monarch897 - May 4, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Torres should be out of hockey all together the guy is a menace and just doesn’t get it. Every year it’s the same thing; deciding what to do with him after he has almost ended another players career. Subsequently the team that took him on decides they don’t want him to be a part of their image. Maybe Philly would be a good fit for Raffi boy.

  7. lsxphotog - May 4, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    They’re playing just fine without him…and they don’t have to pay him while he’s suspended. It’s no shock that the Coyotes are acting this way.

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