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Raffi Torres Hit Collection

One thing about Torres, he goes for the monster hits and doesn't piss around. Starting with the hit on Seabrook in Game 3, take a look at his hits from the past.

On Kaberle:

On Eberle:

On Iginla:

On Hal Gill:

On Jason Williams:

On Skrastins. This one looks a lot like the Seabrook hit:

On Tyler Myers. This one's perfect:

On Rakhshani:

On Brunette:

On Clifford:

Well...if this was 1995 he'd be superhero and not vilified like he is now. Not with the headshot uber-awareness going on. Now he has to think twice before demolishing guys because contact to the head can be made. I noticed he loves to use his shoulder to lay into guys. Maybe in the case with Seabrook and Eberle he pushes instead...arms to chest. If he sticks to shoulder-checking can't he bend over a bit to catch the opponent squarely in the chest? I mean, clearly what he's doing now is going to add up to a shortened NHL career.

I love hits. I don't mind seeing guys getting hurt in the process...but not via a head shot. I have changed my stance on that, mostly. Especially with the hard armor the players wear nowadays. But if a guy changes his stance or makes himself vulnerable at the last second before being hit..well all bets are off. That unfortunately was not the case on the Seabrook hit in Game 3.

A side note: Isn't a tad strange that both Eberle and Seabrook got up after their respective hits from Torres and even resumed playing? Wouldn't that mean that the majority of the contact was to the body and not the head? No matter. Hits to the head are what they are and I can't change the rules.

Anyway, I wasn't going to say anything about that but rather solely provide a bunch of Torres hit videos to show his general hitting style.

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