Earlier today, reports surfaced that Phoenix Coyotes winger Raffi Torres and the NHLPA plan on appealing the length of his 25-game suspension. Perhaps this is in line with the team approving the ban in the first place, but Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett didn’t have much to say to Sarah McLellan about Torres’ appeal.
“Inconsequential,” Tippett said. “No reaction at all. I don’t know anything about it.”
Sounds like Torres might not find his way back in Phoenix’s lineup anytime soon – suspension or not. Gary Bettman makes the call on appeal hearings, so he’ll get to determine if Tippett even has to make that choice.