If you’re outraged over the Raffi Torres suspension, you may want to pace yourself.
You may need some of that anger next season.
Torres, National Hockey League bad boy, and designated headhunter, will be on the Canucks’ radar this summer as the they look to add size and some, ahem, intimidation through free agency.
Torres brings both, along with his hall-of-shame-worthy rap sheet.
At least, the old Torres would have brought both. Who knows what kind of imprint Brendan Shanahan’s boot has left on Torres’s game after suspending him for the rest of the second round for a hit many around the NHL believed to be clean.
Actually, the suspension was for his reputation and six previous times he had supplemental discipline. The hit? It would have been fine if it was just about anyone else in the league executing it.
Can Torres ever hit again?
If the NHL had its way, the answer would likely be no. The league is out to lobotomize the...