May 17, 2013, 10:46 PM EDT
Don Cherry has voiced his opinion, this time on the Raffi Torres suspension.
Torres, the San Jose Sharks’ imposing forward, was suspended for the remainder of the Western Conference semifinal against the L.A. Kings, following his hit on Jarret Stoll in Game 1 of that best-of-seven series.
Torres, who has a rap sheet of incidents and supplemental discipline throughout his NHL career, has chosen not to appeal the suspension.
“I like Stoll [but] I don’t think he [Torres] should have got [as severe a suspension],” Cherry said in his Coach’s Corner segment during the Pittsburgh Penguins-Ottawa Senators Game 2 on Friday.
“If it hadn’t have been Raffi Torres, it would have been maybe a game.
“Twenty years ago, you would’ve got a medal for doing something like this.”
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