Hockey commentator Don Cherry is one of the most respected voices in Canadian hockey. On Wednesday, Cherry said Coyotes forward Raffi Torres deserves a 10-game suspension for his violent hit on Marian Hossa in the first period of Game 3 of the opening round playoff series between the Chicago Blackhawks and Phoenix on Tuesday night.
Here's video of Cherry talking about the incident:
Here's the transcript, courtesy of Puck Daddy:
"I think he'll get 10 games. I really believe he'll get 10 games. This, to me, is a cheap shot of all … one of them … I've seen [worse]. But [Hossa] had a chance. Now, you're gonna say 'Scott Stevens', but this guy never had a chance. It wasn't his fault. He was turnin'. The puck was already gone. You can't do that stuff."
Torres will have an in-person meeting with NHL dean of discipline Brendan Shanahan on Friday and is already suspended for Thursday's Game 4.
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