On the roster, Raffi Torres is listed as wearing #37. In Chicago, Torres wears #1. As in Public Enemy #1.
To Blackhawks fans, there is what Torres did and what the Coyotes agitator has coming.
It all goes back to the Coyotes playoff series last season when Torres put a hellacious hit on star forward Marian Hossa, who left the ice on a stretcher with a severe concussion.
Blackhawks fans were left with a taste for revenge. In fact, the headline in the Chicago Tribune today includes the words: “Day of Reckoning…”
“Whatever happens out there, happens out there,” Torres said. “It’s going to be a good game.”
What kind of game should he expect when the Coyotes host the Blackhawks tonight? Good question. A question that was posed to Torres since he’ll be in the spotlight, dare we say crosshairs, after serving a 21-game suspension.
“It’s tough to say. My mindset is the way I always get ready for games,” Torres said. “I’m not going to veer off what I have to do out there. Just go out there and play hard.”
Torres has since apologized to Hossa. In addition, he’s vowed to change his style of play.
“We have to protect the top players in the league. And if it’s going to take me thinking a little bit out there instead of running around with my head cut off then that’s what it’s going to take,” Torres explained. “At the end of the day I need to keep playing, this is what I want to do.”
As for payback? Revenge? On ice justice meted out by the Blackhawks?
At the end of the day, it’s hockey. Whatever happens out there – happens,” said Torres. “Both teams are out to get two points.”
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Click on the region names in the map below to see news from that region.
RIGHT NOW: Top Stories
A judge on Thursday could determine whether or not a re-trial of the sentencing phase in the Jodi Arias case will be postponed until January 2014.
Find out how long it will be before winds lighten up plus, how hot we're staying as we head toward the first official day of Summer.
Officials said Wednesday they have been able to secure the west flank of the Doce Fire, but the wind-fueled blaze is still posing a containment problem.
Kaibab National Forest officials say the fire began Wednesday afternoon and its cause is under investigation.
Authorities say convicted Valley serial shooter, Dale Hausner, was found unresponsive in his cell Wednesday afternoon.
Phoenix police said Christopher Simcox, co-founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, has been accused of molesting three young girls.