thug forward Raffi Torres has been suspended indefinitely by the NHL after his disgusting hit on Marian Hossa in Tuesday night’s game. The league has requested an in-person hearing with Torres, and had reportedly asked for it to be on Wednesday but Torres and the NHLPA requested the meeting be pushed back. The meeting is scheduled for Friday.
Some have speculated that Torres requested the meeting be pushed back in hopes a positive health report from the Blackhawks regarding Hossa might help his case with the league.
My response: it shouldn’t. The health status of Mike Smith had no bearing on Andrew Shaw’s suspension, and whether or not Hossa plays in Game 4 or in October shouldn’t mean a thing to Brendan Shanahan’s ruling.