Posted: 4/21/2012 5:08:16 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by littlesprings:
Some of us understand the game and the business much better than you apparently do....if it was Shane Doan that delivers that hit to Hossa, Doan certainly would not be suspended for 25 games. Doan is so much important to the francise than Torres would ever be and hence it all comes down to who you are and the money that it brings into the market. A Phoenix fan at the end won't care what happens but the NHL certainly does, as long as they can bring cash into Phoenix and that market survives the vision of their commissioner is happy and suspending Doan for 25 games as Torres was would never happen.
I don't know what most hockey fans don't understand about this concept of past history!!!! Torres has been disciplined 5 previous times for hits identical to this...... he has a long history of delivering hits like this.... starts of a game or two, then 3 or 4, he isn't getting the message so Shanny hit him for 25!!!
You guys want to talk about business how good of a business is it when talentless people like Torres (Kaleta (my team), Rinaldo, Asham, Neil, Carkner, etc.) are out there hurting the skilled players in the league...... would you rather see a game with 5 Raffi Torres's playing or 5 Marian Hossa's...... if these talentless people don't find better roles than delivering dirty hits to the other team then get thme out of the league.