Chicago Blackhawks Defenseman Brent Seabrook Comments On Vicious Hit

If you saw the hit that Raffi Torres of the Vancouver Canucks perpetrated against Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook, you know it was wrong. Granted, a certain contingent of hockey fans will say that's the way the game was meant to be played. But, given what we now know about head trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a move like that warrants more punishment than two minutes in the box.

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And Seabrook himself agrees. "With his history, I think that hit deserves a suspension," the 25-year-old told the media today. Here's the full video of his press conference, courtesy of the Tribune's Chicago Breaking Sports:

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Although head coach Joel Quenneville called the hit "brutal" after the game last night. He followed up his comments today by giving the NHL a measured vote of confidence regarding their apparent unwillingness to penalize Torres further. "I have no problem with [how] the league views it. They know the standards, they know the criteria. They do a good job with that." Coach Q did say he thought the hit warranted a major penalty.

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Will Torres' brutality spark the Blackhawks to a win in Game Four tomorrow? We can only hope. It would make a great story. As things stand, that one play certainly didn't determine the 'Hawks fate this troubled season. But it could come to symbolize their struggles.

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