The difference between the Hossa hit and the Schenn throat shot or the Boyle face-caving in not 24 games and Im sure anyone would agree with me there. As dirty as it was, at least the Torres hit was within the realms of a hockey play, while the other two actions were clearly intent to injure.
In some equally awesome news. The Team1040 (Vancouver Radio) were having their call in time, where obviously fans were going berserk about their teams upset loss.
In the middle of said call in show.... A Chicago Blackhawks fan calls in playing Chelsea Dagger loud enough that every word could be perfectly heard. Needless to say, the next hour of the call in show was gold.
Together we stand, united by the hate of the Vancouver Canucks.
I'll see what I can do. But to tide you guys over....
Canucks fans dejected after defeat - Yahoo! Sports
Thing is, is Matt Cooke has never been suspended anything even close to what Torres does. It is suspension worthy, but given similar hits and even players with ugly past incidents, the punishment does not fit the crime, seing as how this punishment is 2x longer than anything seen since the Bertuzzi incident. Its the consistancy, which boils down to Shanahan. If that Torres hit is worth 25 games, then Duncan Keiths hit on Sedin really should have been worth ~20 games as well. Shane Doan should have missed damn near this whole season and Niklas Kronwall would be bankrupt. Fact is, that Shanahan saw a great time to bring the hammer down and unless he starts doing the exact same thing to other players for identical hits, this would be completely off the charts for a suspension.
Rumour has it the NHLPA will be appealing this anyways.
The Hawks came out flying, and if it wasnt for Smith, this one could have ben over early. Great team defense by the Coyotes, and they are extremely good at sitting back and waiting for one mistake, and then making you pay for it.
Fun series to watch, goaltending was the difference... Chicago wont get too far with Crawford in net.
Can't beat a team with a hot goal tender. Couple of years ago it was us this time it wasn't. Crawford had a disappointing series.