We've heard plenty about Raffi Torres and don't like to think about what he did to Marian Hossa during the playoffs. But after experiencing the devastation of seeing one of their Blackhawks brutally injured, Chicago fans might have an opinion or two concerning some comments off the Phoenix bench on Tuesday night.
The hit to Hossa has caused by far the worst injury of the postseason, but Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith thinks something much, much worse happened to his teammate in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.
Here's a look at Dustin Brown's hit on Michal Rozsival. Keep in mind this did not earn him a penalty, nor will he have to meet with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan.
After the Kings defeated the Coyotes in overtime to advance to the Stanley Cup finals, Smith made a pretty bold comment about the play.
"If Raffi Torres gets 25 games for his hit during the play then this guy (Brown) out to be done forever."
Here's a reminder of the hit by Torres that Smith is referring to:
After witnessing the harm done to Hossa, do you think Brown's hit on Tuesday night compares to the level of destruction Torres caused? Are the Coyotes quickly becoming a much bigger rival and enemy in Chicago and around the league?