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Torres Suspended for Twenty – Five Games; “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.”

Raffi Torres of the Pheonix Coyotes has been suspended by Brendan Shanahan for 25 games. Shea Weber was fined $2500 for thinking and then bashing Detroit’s Zetterburg’s head into the glass. At least Shanahan’s distorted and presumably multi – colored glass is half – full …

The Coyote’s Torres, pulled a Coyote Ugly and leveled the Hawks’ Marian Hossa with a questionable hit. Interference? You bet … Charging? You bet … Twenty – five games? Ummmm …

Torres left his feet, which is bad.

Depending on which angle is viewed of the play; it looks either horrendous or hard. The question is; would Torres be suspended if Hossa had gotten right back up? Like last season when Nathan Horton not only heard, yet probably saw several Whos after Vancouver’s Rome hit him with a similar hit – would Rome have been suspended if Horton sprung up like a Weeble. In reality, most hockey players wobble but they don’t fall down…

Suddenly, regardless of how anyone feels regarding both of the above incidents – the league and Shanahan have done the right thing. Something they should have done when the Bruins’ behemoth, Zdeno Chara, attempted to send the Canadien’s Max Pacioretty to visit his great- great Grandfather.

A questionable hit, regardless of the player’s health issues afterwards – should be given a certain amount of games suspension … Period! If the league alters the instigator rule ( I.e removes it ), they will be on the right track. Too bad the NHL does not operate like a persistent prosecutor. That way, the league can return to Chara’s crime scene and determine the Bruins’ giant defenceman deserves twenty- five games as well.

Never have the words of Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland rang so true …

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”

“Mad Hatter: “Why is a raven like a writing-desk?”
“Have you guessed the riddle yet?” the Hatter said, turning to Alice again.
“No, I give it up,” Alice replied: “What’s the answer?”
“I haven’t the slightest idea,” said the Hatter”

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.”

“Why it’s simply impassible!
Alice: Why, don’t you mean impossible?
Door: No, I do mean impassible. (chuckles) Nothing’s impossible!”

“If you drink much from a bottle marked ‘poison’ it is certain to disagree with you sooner or later.”

“Contrariwise,’ continued Tweedledee, ‘if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t …

“If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.”

“The time has come,” the walrus said, “to talk of many things: Of shoes and ships – and sealing wax – of cabbages and kings”

“Speak in French when you can’t think of the English for a thing–
turn your toes out when you walk—
And remember who you are!”

“It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards,’ says the White Queen to Alice.”

“The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.”

“Only a few find the way, some don’t recognize it when they do – some… don’t ever want to.”

“Where should I go?” -Alice. “That depends on where you want to end up.” – The Cheshire Cat.”

“Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.
Alice: I don’t much care where.
The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go.
Alice: …So long as I get somewhere.
The Cheshire Cat: Oh, you’re sure to do that, if only you walk long enough.”

“You just go where your high-top sneakers sneak, and don’t forget to use your head.”



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