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Re Torres: This is what I should have said

The distinction made by Joe Pelletier in the post below is, in my opinion, the central issue in the recent suspension debate. Namely: until the league distinguishes unambiguously between intent-to-injure and recklessness, between unsportsmanlike acts of violence and what Pelletier calls “hockey plays gone awry”, there is no way to make heads or tails out…

Torres hit: really? 25 games?

I don’t like Raffi Torres. I think he tries to hurt people. And checks like he so often delivers are exactly the kind that need to be eliminated from hockey. But I can’t say the 25-game suspension handed down by the league for the hit on Marian Hossa makes a whole lot of sense to…

Stat I Have to Look Up

The number of times the Kings have entered the third period with a lead and given up a goal in the first minute. It feels like that’s happened about (as I recently heard an animated aardvark say) eleventy ka-billion times.  

No, Dustin, you’re the captain of the Kings

The Olympics haven’t started yet. Bobby Ryan is not your teammate and I don’t really care if he’s your friend. BROWN: There were probably two questionable hits, with Carter on me — and whatever, that happens in a game — but probably moreso the hit at the end of the game. It’s a 4-0 game…