Torres: “Just trying to finish my hit out there”

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Aside from the camera shots of him staring out into the ice during the game, there wasn’t much of a sign of how Raffi Torres felt about his controversial hit on Marian Hossa. The Phoenix Coyotes forward has some bad P.R. skins on the wall, so maybe it shouldn’t be surprising that his comments were pretty predictable.

Chris Kuc transcribed his thoughts:

“I felt like it was a hockey play, just trying to finish my hit out there,” Torres said.

Torres’ stated goal wasn’t to a) make friends, b) endear himself to Chicago residents or c) avoid any heat from the NHL, so he shouldn’t be disappointed.

So what should the league do about Torres and his “hit-finishing” ways?