And then I was all geared up to write about the Pacers rolling and how they are right on track according to Larry Bird's schedule, and how if somebody thinks they know something about basketball that Larry Legend doesn't, that somebody is probably wrong.
But then Raffi Torres went and did this.
Also not known when he will be back is Raffi Torres. Again, he got off Scot-free during the game, but he is now suspending indefinitely pending a hearing on Friday. The fact he was allowed to play the rest of that game, when you know the NHL has access to this sort of video technology is kind of appalling. You might have also heard that the Coyotes did win that game in overtime, in which Torres played an important role.
I don't know how long Torres will be out, but if the hit below gets three games, then Torres should be out for the rest of the season. Maybe some of next season, too.
In soccer, the goalie doesn't get to keep using his hands if he leaves the box. He becomes like any other player. In football, if the quarterback leaves the pocket, or if a punter decides to fake, he can be hit just like any other back or receiver. In baseball, if the catcher gets too far up the line, or takes more than his fair share of the plate, well, just look at Buster Posey last year. If you aren't in an area where you are afforded special protection, then you don't get that special protection. I don't understand why hockey goalies are the exception. Especially when they are clearly milking it. I mean, seriously, if he was really that injured, he couldn't at least take the rest of the period off? If you're going to fake it, at least put some effort into it.
Blackhawks will try to get a measure of revenge tomorrow. Hopefully we'll be leaving Chicago the same way they left the desert: all tied up.