I gotta say, I’m surprised he got four games.
I really thought it’d be a two gamer, but Raffi Torres will be suspended for Vancouver’s final two games of the season and their first two playoff games for Torres’ high elbow to Jordan Eberle on Tuesday night.
And, you know what? Good. This wasn’t a borderline call. He got mugged.
We’re lucky Eberle was able to stand up after hitting the deck like a tonne of bricks. I don’t know how he did it. Hell, I fall off my steps when it’s icy out and I sprain my ankle like you wouldn’t believe. Torres received a five minute major and a game misconduct for this hit, and now will sit four games as a result. Torres begins his four game suspension when the Canucks take on Minnesota tonight, and will go through their first two games of whomever they play in Round 1.
And before you get all preachy on me and say that it wasn’t an elbowing penalty, I will agree with you to a point. Had he not clocked Eberle in the head, we wouldn’t be here. The head shots are what’s being targeted here. You knock a guy with your elbow in his head like that, you’re gonna get nailed. Every time.
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