Coyotes GM has an interesting take on Torres backlash

Coyotes GM has an interesting take on Torres backlash
April 18, 2012, 11:36 pm
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The reaction in Chicago to Raffi Torres' hit on Marian Hossa has been pretty vitriolic -- but then again, the hit was pretty violent.

Coyotes GM Don Maloney admitted Torres made a mistake, but went on to say that the outrage in Chicago has been so fierce that "you would think Raffi murdered a bus load of children."

Maybe Maloney was referring to the tongue-in-cheek comments made by U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (D-5th District in Illinois) and didn't get they were in jest -- probably.

Phoenix coach Dave Tippett weighed in on the reaction, too, bringing up Duncan Keith's hit on Daniel Sedin that knocked the Vancouver forward out for an extended period of time. But Keith wasn't a repeat offender like Torres, who K.O.'d Brent Seabrook a year ago during the Canucks-Blackhawks first-round matchup.