10:54 A.M. Sheriff Shanny nails Raffi Torres … repeat offender …


Maybe the only way to put an end to it is to get after guys like this … Maybe … But that would require the league to find a consistency of discipline that’s been long elusive. He’s never going to be able to please everyone but so far , by any standards , Shanahan’s playoff renderings have had all the consistency of a cup of custard … Given the waffling that’s gone on , Torres , who’s mulling over an appeal , probably feels like a target today …

Well … TOUGH !!! … Because if he is a target , he’s responsible … By targeting heads … Because despite innumerable warnings , suspensions and fines , he obviously hasn’t clued in yet … Because at some point every player has to understand that using people’s craniums as pinatas will not , and cannot , be tolerated …

“ I’ve coached Raffi . . . I think the NHL is just sick of it , ” St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said …

“ They’re tired of the ( predatory ) hits. I think they sent a clear message to everybody that they don’t want any more of the ( predatory ) hits … ”

This piledriver of a suspension , many people hope , just might be a beginning to that end. Then again , we’ve gone through plenty of these beginnings before … And they have , each and every one , doubled back , leading us here , to where we are now , all over again …

* MORBNOTE ; I say … Fine the player … Start his suspension WHEN THE PLAYER HE INJURED IS FIT TO RETURN TO THE GAME !!! … So if the player is experiencing concussion symptoms or pain of some sort that causes him to miss the next 20 games … In the case of Torres , his 25 game suspension becomes 45 !!! … Thus adding on MORE money lost than the original suspension … And although the player loses the money for those games , the team still pays his salary , but it goes into a player fund … I say , make the team pay TWICE !! … By forcing them to reduce ticket and concession prices to reflect the same amount of salary !!! … For ALL of those 45 games !!! … THAT would be noticeable to the millionaire players AND the billionaire individuals and corporate entities that make so much money from all this nonsense … And force the upper management to REALLY make an effort to remove this bullshit from the game !!! …

Then maybe we can get back to some good old fashion SPORT , instead of the money printing sideshow we have now !!! …

via NHL playoffs 2012: Raffi Torres suspension sends strong message to repeat offender | Sports | National Post.

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