For most of his career, Raffi Torres has been nothing more than an NHL goon. Through multiple injuries caused and suspensions, he’s raised the question of whether or not he even belongs in the National Hockey League.
His latest suspension was the big one. He vicious and completely illegal check to the head of Marian Hossa cost him 25 games and more than a few bucks. Though that suspension has since been reduced to 21 games following a review by the league.
Not long ago, Matt Cooke was the posterchild for NHL violence. The Pittsburgh Penguins forward had been suspended multiple times for his reckless play before the league finally dropped the hammer.