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Video: Torres scores mere minutes into season debut

Feb 27, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres missed the first five months of the season due to a torn ACL, but he came back with a bang.

Torres was able to pounce on a juicy rebound in front of the Philadelphia Flyers’ net to score just 4:25 minutes into his return. Here’s the video of his goal:

In addition to this being Torres’ season debut, it’s also his first game since being suspended for hitting Los Angeles Kings forward Jarret Stoll in the head during the Western Conference semifinals. The Sharks felt the NHL’s actions were “grossly unfair” and then followed that up by inking Torres to a three years, $6 million contract.

If Torres can stay out of trouble, then he should help solidify the Sharks’ bottom-six ahead of their postseason run.

  1. skr213 - Feb 27, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    Let the haters hate! Bring it Raffi!

    • jhaegs - Feb 27, 2014 at 10:23 PM

      Keep polishing that turd… đź’©

    • comeonnowguys - Feb 28, 2014 at 12:45 AM

      I love how people who call a legitimately dirty player a dirty player are haters. I’m with jhaegs… polish polish polish.

      • wtfkwp - Feb 28, 2014 at 10:36 AM

        “The Sharks felt the NHL’s actions were “grossly unfair” and then followed that up by inking Torres to a three years, $6 million contract.”

        I.E., they rewarded the cheap shot artist.

      • skr213 - Feb 28, 2014 at 12:48 PM

        The man has changed his game and if you didn’t notice, then maybe you should be smart enough not to comment. He had 17 penalty minutes in all of last season. Then he got suspended for a hit that EVEN THE GUY HE HIT said was clean. Get a clue.

      • comeonnowguys - Feb 28, 2014 at 2:36 PM

        Yes I remember how he changed his game before. Same song and dance. And then he pulled the same crap on Marian Hossa and lost 20+ games.

        Forgive me if I’m skeptical.

  2. titansrbeast - Mar 1, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Lol seriously you guys are stupid. I bet none of you even watch Sharks games. I was pissed when I saw the Sharks got Raffi Torres on the trade deadline, but I watched him play and realized that he came to SJ to do more than just knock people out of the game. He plays physical, but doesn’t go overboard (for us, at least), and you can’t just keep talking about something that the guy did season’s ago and say he’s dirty because of it. He might HAVE been a bit reckless, but people DO change, and are capable of realizing a mistake and correcting it. I still have yet to see Raffi do one dirty thing on this team, and until then I’ll continue to defend him.

    It seems like you guys just like tagging him one of “those guys” and never will even give him another chance. I think it’s funny, and I’m happy that he’s on my team instead of yours. If he was on your team, guaranteed your opinion would be majorly different.

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