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Blackhawks Vs. Coyotes: Chicago Police Superintendent Calls Raffi Torres Hit 'Borderline Criminal'

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy attended Game 3 of the Blackhawks-Coyotes series and witnessed the illegal hit Raffi Torres laid on Marian Hossa. When asked his opinion of the hit, he did not mince words, going so far as to say Torres should be banned for life from the NHL.

"It was borderline criminal conduct. Hockey is a tough game that's played rough. But if you play fair, [it's] not dirty."

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"[Torres] was acting insane. He was cursing the fans and pointing his stick at them. What Torres did could jeopardize two careers and two livelihoods."

"What happened should merit a lifetime band from the National Hockey League."

Related: Marian Hossa Injury: Blackhawks RW Will Not Travel To Phoenix

The Coyotes and Blackhawks return to the ice for Game 5 on Saturday night.

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