Hossa Knocked Out By Ugly Hit posted by Richard Kagan
Raffi Torres unloaded on Marian Hossa in The Blackhawks loss to Phoenix in Game Three of their first-round matchup. That was one of the ugliest, brutal hits I have seen in a while. Yeah, I'll admit I'm a Chicago fan. But that was a brutal hit, a vicious hit. That play was uncalled for. Jeremy Roenick, a former player for both Chicago and Phoenix, now a NBC commentator showed how a "correct" hit would play out and Torres' hit on Hossa looked nothing like what Roenick demonstrated to Dan Patrick. If this was a boxing match, that hit would be a cold-cock sucker punch. Hossa was carried off the ice on a stretcher. He wiell might have a concussion and be out for the remaining games. If Chicago doesn't play their game, that could be soon. Hossa was in a scoring slump. But he was the leading points getter for the Hawks and his veteran presence will be missed.
Hockey is a tough game played by great athletes. But that hit was not athletic. It was a move you'd see in an alley fight. Hossa didn't have the puck. He just got leveled by a player who is known to do that. In fact, his hit on Brent Seabrook of the Hawks took him out of last year's Vancouver series. That hit woke up the Hawks and they almost pulled off a miracle finish taking the Canucks to OT of game 7. Now, their season is in jeopardy and the Hawks must play their best, without one of their key players. Expect the NHL to come down hard on Torres. He deserves it.Continue reading "Hossa Knocked Out By Ugly Hit"