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Trade: Sharks acquire Torres from Coyotes

Apr 3, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT

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The San Jose Sharks have added some grit up front by acquiring forward Raffi Torres from the Phoenix Coyotes for a 2013 third-round pick, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun.

Torres, 31, has spent the last year-and-a-half with Phoenix, during which he was infamously embroiled in one of the stiffest disciplinary incidents in league history, getting suspended 25 games for hitting Chicago’s Marian Hossa during last year’s playoffs.

The suspension carried over to this year, a year in which Torres vowed to change his style of play — and it seems to have worked.

Through 28 games the veteran winger has 12 points (5G-7A) and just 13 penalty minutes while averaging close to 13 minutes per contest.

Torres is in the final year of a two-year, $3.5 million deal signed with Phoenix in 2011.

  1. ethanmacleod1685 - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Clowe replacement

  2. sharksfan754 - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    I’ve hated this guy since he was an oiler and knocked Milan michalek out. I bet sjsharkss66 and norcalsportsknoweledge are jumping for joy bc he’s not a “soft” player which is the only attribute they look for in a Stanley cup winning team

    • joelwrobinson - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:20 PM

      HAHAHA

    • sjsharks86 - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:26 PM

      Seriously, now they have their “grit” player, too bad he’s an @$$h0le.

  3. sjsharks86 - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    I just threw up in my mouth a little bit

    • comeonnowguys - Apr 4, 2013 at 9:20 AM

      My condolences. I have had that feeling for most of Daniel Carcillo’s tenure with the Blackhawks (when he wasn’t injured).

      At least Mike Smith didn’t come along for the ride with Torres?

  4. norcalsportsknowledge - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    I’d rather have Clowe. Seems like Wilson is confused. Two steps back, then one step forward. That being said, I kind of like this trade, as long as we didn’t give up much.

  5. joelwrobinson - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Usually when a trade is announced, you detail what both sides acquired in the transaction..

    • sjsharks86 - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:30 PM

      Sharks got a dickwad, Coyotes relieved themselves of a dickwad.

    • alexbaymac - Apr 3, 2013 at 4:18 PM

      The bag of practice pucks did’t have a name.

  6. norcalsportsknowledge - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Sharksfan754, history shows soft teams don’t win in the playoffs. Playoffs are a different game then the regular season, refs let them get away with a lot more. If you don’t like violence, why don’t you go watch figure skating you pansy.

    • sharksfan754 - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:56 PM

      norcal, your name is clearly ironic, for your sports knowledge is non existent. The last time I checked you don’t win Hockey games by racking up the PIM

  7. norcalsportsknowledge - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Sharksfan754, history shows soft teams don’t win in the playoffs. Playoffs are a different game then the regular season, refs let them get away with a lot more. If you don’t like violence, why don’t you go watch figure skating you pansy.

  8. norcalsportsknowledge - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Sharksfan754, history shows soft teams don’t win in the playoffs. Playoffs are a different game then the regular season, refs let them get away with a lot more. If you don’t like violence, why don’t you go watch figure skating you pansy.

  9. psudu - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    A very poor man’s Matt Cooke…less talent, a lot of grit…but if he has cleaned up his act too, might be what the Sharks can use as an agitator

  10. sjsharks66 - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Im actually disgusted by this trade. When i say big body i don’t mean dirty pos like torres! I bet you are still praising doug wilsons great GM skills though. Who is next, bring sean avery out of retirement to replace handzus?

  11. norcalsportsknowledge - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Defense trumps offense in the playoffs. IMO

  12. sjsharks86 - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    All I see are stupid penalties that will set the team back, good thing the Sharks have a good PK this year SMH

  13. Haleigh - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Reblogged this on Doan Stop Believing .

  14. norcalsportsknowledge - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Through 28 games he has only 13 penalty minutes this year.

  15. norcalsportsknowledge - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    We gave up a 3rd round pick, thought it would of been lower.

  16. sjsharks66 - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    So the devils get Sullivan who is 10x the player Torres is, for a 7th round pick. The sharks sign Torres for a 3rd round pick…

    DW destroying the sharks one day at a time.

  17. norcalsportsknowledge - Apr 3, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    13 PIM, ya that’s really racking them up, and you question my knowledge. Thanks, I needed a laugh.

  18. norcalsportsknowledge - Apr 3, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Sorry 66 on the Hannan post, meant to say 86. That was a terrible mistake and won’t happen again. How can 86 call himself a sharks fan and not like Murray.

  19. LampyB - Apr 3, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Hate the Sharks, but I have sympathy after this move. What a sh*tty player to pick up.

  20. dt58 - Apr 3, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    This clown is a poster child for those who think that “the league is watered down with too many teams”. He’s reckless and dirty…bad combination. Sad thing is that the only thing that contributes to the NHL is injuring players that actually belong in the league

  21. sjsharks66 - Apr 3, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Ryane Clowe 2 goals and an assist so far tonight. Good trade though, right?? FIRE WILSON!

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