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Raffi Torres’ Hit on Brent Seabrook: Illegal or Legal?

The Blackhawks lost to the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 in Chicago last night, however it is not all good news for the Canucks. Raffi Torres of the Canucks was skating in his first game back since April 5 when his blindside hit on Edmonton Oilers’ Jordan Eberle landed him a four-game suspension from the NHL. Torres was definitely back to his old ways Sunday night in Chicago. Torres took a 2 minute penalty for a vicious hit on Brent Seabrook in the second period, but we can nearly guarantee that isn’t the last of his punishment. Torres caught Seabrook on his blindside with a hard body check which the NHL will be reviewing closely to see if he was going after the head or not. I was amazed Seabrook got up and skated away fine. What do you think: illegal or a clean hit?

Coach of the Blackhawks Joel Quenneville let his assessment of the hit be heard following the play:

“Brutal. Major. Absolutely. They missed it. We could have scored four goals on that play. Is it a suspension? I don’t have to worry about that. It’s not my call. The guy didn’t even get through his first game back off one.”

via Canucks YouTube